This is the homepage of the swarmlab, the robotics laboratory at the Department of Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Maastricht University. It is embedded within the Robots, Agents and Interaction (RAI) research group.

The lab directors are Rico Möckel, Karl Tuyls and Gerhard Weiss, and the lab is generously sponsored by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and Maastricht University.

For more information on our research activities go to our research page or view a list of publications.


On November 3rd and 4th, Rico went to Collogne to have the Roombots modular robots filmed for the ARD German TV show “Wissen vor acht – Zunkunft”. This show regularily presents futuristic research. The Roombots episode will be on air in 2015.

Rico and Gerhard have been presenting on October 3rd at the Ambassador Lecture at Maastricht University:

Finally PAS is over! A very busy evening with so many visitors! All credits go to Gabi and Irme for giving the demonstrations. Thanks to Bijan, Gerhard and Robert for helping with preparations.