The MICRobES Project, an Experimental Approach towards “Open Collective Robotics”
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.
KeywordsFrance Telecom Autonomous Robotic French Department Situate Agent Autonomous Robotic System
- 1.Picault, S. and Collinot, A. (1998) Designing Social Cognition Models for Multi-Agent Systems through Simulating Primate Societies. Proc. of ICMAS’98.Google Scholar
- 2.Hugues, L. (2000) Collective Grounded Representations for Robots. Proc. of DARS’2000.Google Scholar
- 3.Bredeche, N. and Zucker, J.-D. (2000) Prom distributed robot perception to human topology: a learning model. Proc. of DARS’2000.Google Scholar