Swarm Robotics: A Perspective on the Latest Reviewed Concepts and Applications

Pollyanna G. Faria Dias, Mateus C. Silva, Geraldo P. Rocha Filho, Patricia A. Vargas, Luciano P. Cota, Gustavo Pessin

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Known as an artificial intelligence subarea, Swarm Robotics is a developing study field investigating bio-inspired collaborative control approaches and integrates a huge collection of agents, reasonably plain robots, in a distributed and decentralized manner. It offers an inspiring essential platform for new researchers to be engaged and share new knowledge to examine their concepts in analytical and heuristic strategies. This paper introduces an overview of current activities in Swarm Robotics and examines the present literature in this area to establish to approach between a realistic swarm robotic system and real-world enforcements. First, we review several Swarm Intelligence concepts to define Swarm Robotics systems, reporting their essential qualities and features and contrast them to generic multi-robotic systems. Second, we report a review of the principal projects that allow realistic study of Swarm Robotics. We demonstrate knowledge regarding current hardware platforms and multi-robot simulators. Finally, the forthcoming promissory applications and the troubles to surpass with a view to achieving them have been described and analyzed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2062
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2021


  • Multi-robot systems
  • Robotics
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Swarm robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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