DEMIURGE is a Consolidator Grant ERC research project (2016), led by Mauro Birattari (IRIDIA, Brussels School of Engineering)

Swarm robotics is all about developing intelligent robots and getting them to work together to accomplish complex tasks. Developing such a technology remains a challenge and requires a great amount of lab work.

With the help of the ERC, Mauro Birattari is going to design a way of automatically developing intelligent robots. Within the DEMIURGE project, the researcher and his team will be trying to develop a new tool able to self-determine all the IT parameters needed to create intelligent robots. They will start by defining a common language with the machine, enabling it to understand the problem posed. As the next step, the programme will determine the best way of solving it and select all the necessary parameters from a set of pre-programmed software and hardware modules, enabling the "swarm robots" to carry out the required task.

End of the project: 30/09/2021

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 681872).

Created on August 9, 2018