Author Archives: Rico Mockel

New open positions at SwarmLab in robot design and control at PhD and Postdoc/Assistant Professor level.

By | July 8, 2015

SwarmLab has two new open positions: Tenure Track Postdoc / Assistant Professorship in Robot Control and Human-Robot Interfaces (apply until September 15, 2015) PhD Position in Robot Design (apply until September 15, 2015) see this page for more details.

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Paras Arora has joined SwarmLab

By | January 27, 2015

We are happy to welcome Mr. Paras Arora who has joined our lab to work with us on biologically inspired modular robots and swarm intelligence. All the best for our new PhD fellow.

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Filming Roombots for ARD (German TV)

By | November 10, 2014

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.

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Ambassador Lecture Series: Robots, the future of human evolution?

By | October 3, 2014

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

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Swarmlab wins World Title RoboCup@Work 2013

By | July 3, 2013

During the World Championship RoboCup 2013 in Eindhoven, Maastricht University’s SwarmLab@Work team has won the world title within the category RoboCup@Work, being the only Dutch team to win a world title. The contest started on Thursday 27 June with the first tests and finished yesterday. A record number of 40,000 people visited the RoboCup. Dr. […]

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SwarmLab@work wins German Open robocup 2013 @work competition

By | April 28, 2013

SwarmLab@work has won the German Open robocup@work competition (shared 1st place with the current world champion). More details see our swarmlab@work page.

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Best Demonstration Award at AAMAS’12

By | June 8, 2012

Daniel Claes, Daniel Hennes, Karl Tuyls (all three Swarmlab, DKE, UM) and Wim Meeussen (Willow Garage, San Francisco, USA) have won the Best Demonstration Award at the eleventh international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS’12, June 4th – June 8th 2012) with: “CALU: Collision Avoidance with Localization Uncertainty”. AAMAS is the largest and […]

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Shared Third Place at ANAC 2012

By | June 8, 2012

Siqi Chen and Gerhard Weiss (Swarmlab, DKE) made a shared third place at this year’s International Automated Negotiating Agent Competition (ANAC 2012, http://anac2012.ecs.soton.ac.uk/). This annual competition brings together researchers from the negotiation community and provides a unique benchmark for evaluating practical negotiation strategies in multi-issue domains. Their negotiating agent, OMACagent*, combines opponent modeling (achieved through […]

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dr. F. Oliehoek wins best PC member award AAMAS’12

By | June 8, 2012

dr. F. Oliehoek wins best PC member award at AAMAS’12 – congratulations Frans!

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