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|Type of project||Swarm robotics|
|Owner||Funded by the European Commission|
Symbrion (Symbiotic Evolutionary Robot Organisms) is a project funded by the European Commission between 2008 - 2013 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.
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 projects I-SWARM and the open-source SWARMROBOT 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 of 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