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Khepera IV robots help to study multi-robot navigation and collective movements

In the newsletter of March 2022, we would like to highlight the research work of Baumann&Martinoli, 2021 published in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2021.103849). In this study, they leveraged Khepera IV robots and studied the design of tightly integrated allocation, control, and estimation algorithms enabling coordinated movements of a group of robots. They validated their […]

Summer Holidays

We will be closed for the Summer Holidays from the 25th July 2022 to the 19th August 2022. We wish you a wonderful summer!

Perseverance as an example of the application of autonomous robot systems

Illustration: JPL-Caltech/NASA In our previous newsletters, we talked about how scientists used Kilobots and Khepera IV as study robots to make their research on robotics and autonomous systems. Different topics were highlighted these last months such as local communication, augmented reality, robot’s state and location, swarm robotics, multi-robot navigation, and collective movements. All these diverse […]

Focus on the ARK system: increment in Kilobot robots abilities

At the beginning of this year, we would like to present you with the Augmented Reality for Kilobots (ARK) system. This system, published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters in July 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2017.2700059), was first developed at the University of Sheffield and later replicated in several laboratories across Europe. ARK enhances the capabilities of Kilobot […]

Less is more: kilobots local communication is key adapting to changing

In accordance with Dr Andreagiovanni Reina It is our great pleasure to highlight the work of Talamali et al., 2021 published in Science Robotics last July 2021 (https://doi.org/10.1126/scirobotics.abf1416). They found controversial results on previous beliefs that more communication is better than less between swarm robots to find the best strategy, e.g. in food retrieving. However, […]

A new big boy in our team

                  This summer, our production department has been equipped with the latest model of a “Pick and Place” SMT machine by Europlacer. Infinitely configurable and very fast Iineo+ is one of the most efficient model on the market. Thanks to its cutting-edges technologies, our customers will be guaranteed […]

Christmas holidays

We will be closed for Christmas holidays from the 23rd December 2019 to the 3rd January 2020. We wish you a merry Christmas and all the best for 2020. The K-Team!

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Brilliant robots need brilliant floor !

The Kilogrid is a smart floor for your Kilobots which upgrades the Kilobot possibilities. The Kilogrid gives you the possibility to interact directly with your Kilobots with the floor and its virtual elements. You can virtually add walls, grass to water, bee to catch or anything you can imagine!