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DARS2024

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 2024

October 28-30th 2024

Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan, New York City, USA


The International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) provides a forum for scientific advances in the theory and practice of distributed autonomous robotic systems. It is a highly selective, single-track meeting that will be soliciting submissions presenting significant, original, and previously unpublished research.  The 17th meeting of DARS will take place at Cornell Tech, on Roosevelt Island  in New York City on October 28-30, 2024.

Due to rapid advances in manufacturing, computing, and communication, distributed robotics is a rapidly growing area in robotics.  This field draws on knowledge across a large range of disciplines such as computer science, communication and control systems, electrical and mechanical engineering, life sciences, and humanities. DARS 2024 will provide an exciting opportunity for researchers to present and discuss the latest advances in distributed robotic technologies, algorithms, system architectures, and applications.

Distributed robotic systems are at a tipping point, with existing real-world deployments in warehouses and aerial drone light shows, and many exciting near-future applications in environmental monitoring, logistics, farming, transportation, construction, exploration, and disaster relief. Beyond advances in mechanisms, computing, connectivity, algorithms, and learning, ubiquitous use of such systems will also require breakthroughs in how humans monitor, interact with, and control swarms, and how to best use the technology in a trustworthy and responsible way.

We invite all interested researchers and stakeholders to take part in DARS 2024. Papers are solicited in all areas of distributed autonomous robotics, including, but not restricted to:

  • Swarm robotic systems and design
  • Modular robotics
  • Mobile sensor networks
  • Self-organizing and self-assembling robotic systems
  • Human swarm interaction
  • Hybrid symbiotic teams (e.g. animals and robots)
  • Multi-robot control and planning
  • Multi-robot motion coordination
  • Multi-robot learning and adaptation
  • Distributed manipulation
  • Distributed control and planning
  • Distributed decision making
  • Collective embodied intelligence
  • Networking in multi-robot systems
  • Localization and navigation in multi-robot systems
  • Distributed cooperative perception
  • Trustworthy and verifiable distributed systems
  • Performance metrics for multi-robot systems
  • Societal/economic/ethical/regulatory/educational considerations for distributed autonomous robotic systems
  • Applications in soft matter physics, biology, medicine, and chemistry.
  • Applications in exploration, inspection, coverage, search and rescue, service, environmental monitoring, agriculture, logistics, architecture, autonomous fleets, etc.

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