|This article relies on references to primary sources. (March 2008)|
Symbrion (Symbiotic Evolutionary Robot Organisms) is a project funded by European Commissions to develop a framework in which a homogeneous swarm of miniature interdependent robots can co-assemble into a larger robotic organism to gain problem-solving momentum. Project duration: 2008 - 2013.
One of the key-aspects of Symbrion is inspired by the biological world: an artificial genome that allows to store and evolve (sub)optimal configurations in order to achieve an increased speed of adaptation.
The SYMBRION project does not start from zero, previous development and research from project I-SWARM and the open-source SWARMROBOT projects serve as a mounting point. A large part of the developments within Symbrion is open-source and open-hardware.
- Universität Stuttgart, Germany (Coordination)
- Universität Graz, Austria
- Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
- Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
- Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, Belgium
- University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
- Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
- University of York, UK
- Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
- Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique, France
- Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic