Christmas Holidays

We will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 24.12.2021 to 07.01.2022. We wish you a merry Christmas and all the best for 2022.

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, with the help of fifty kilobots, they showed that in changing environment less local communication is better for the group strategy and, therefore, the group adapts better to their environment. Indeed, limiting the communication to the surrounding robots increases local information exchange and, thus, increases the adaptation to the local environment. This publication combined theory and application allowing to understand more about how animals swarms adapt their behaviour toward changing environments. This finding has broadened involvement in different fields of studies such as swarm robotics, biology, and social sciences. Furthermore, as kilobots used social interactions thanks to the voter model, this can be useful in collective behaviour in general, i.e. in animals and humans, as well as in ecosystems evolution. In conclusion, knowledge on local surroundings is what is needed to adapt properly to changing environments.

Full motion video: https://bcove.video/3zwyQpA

A new big boy in our team

IINEO+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 a consistently high level of quality.
 
The Iineo+ machine is part of our investment policy to progressively replace our machines. K-Team will use a fleet of new machines to anticipate our needs for the years to come.

Christmas holidays

Merry Christmas from K-Team

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.

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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!

DARS 2016, 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

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We are official sponsor of DARS 2016 which will be held on the 6-9 November 2016 at the Natural History Museum in London, UK. Our distributor Rahal Technology Ltd will be present during the symposium and will be pleased to answer your questions about our products.

 

New Kilobot Firmware

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Starting from February 2016, the Kilobot will be delivered with the new improved firmware from Kilobotics.
More information are available in the Manuals/Download section.

New products – The expansion turret

K4 expansion BACK

The expansion turret replaces the K4 LRF board. More versatile, this turret is able to receive more option In order to give more flexibility to the Khepera IV robot.

New products – The external K4 charger

K4 external charger with battery

The external K4 charger is also available now. In complement of the expansion turret, this pack allows you to add a swappable battery on the top of the Khepera IV.