From Swarm Intelligence to Swarm Robotics

  • Gerardo Beni
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3342)


The term “swarm” has been applied to many systems (in biology, engineering, computation, etc.) as they have some of the qualities that the English-language term “swarm” denotes. With the growth of the various area of “swarm” research, the “swarm” terminology has become somewhat confusing. In this paper, we reflect on this terminology to help clarify its association with various robotic concepts.


Particle Swarm Optimization Cellular Automaton Robotic System Swarm Intelligence Intelligent Robot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerardo Beni
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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