The MICRobES Project, an Experimental Approach towards “Open Collective Robotics”

  • Sébastien Picault
  • Alexis Drogoul


We focus here on “Open Collective Robotics”, a research domain interested in studying concepts and techniques which could lead to true collectivities between humans and robots. We also present the MICRobES project1, a long-term experiment intended to investigate how to design such collectivities. Therefore, the MICRobES robots have no prior specific functionality, they have to develop individual competences, a social organization, and sociability towards humans in order to “survive” in a dynamic environment.


France Telecom Autonomous Robotic French Department Situate Agent Autonomous Robotic System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sébastien Picault
    • 1
  • Alexis Drogoul
    • 1
  1. 1.LIP6Université Paris 6Paris CedexFrance

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