报告人: Prof. Bernhard Plattner (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
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The SWARMIX project is about laying the foundations for the design, implementation, and adaptive control of heterogeneous multi-agent systems that are composed of humans, animals, and robots, working in cooperation to solve distributed tasks that require a wide diversity of sensory-motor and cognitive skills. We refer to such systems as mixed swarms. The aim is to provide each component of the mixed swarm with a high level of autonomy in order to allow it to fully exploit its own unique skills and abilities, and at the same time to set up close bidirectional interactions and information flows between all system components in order to ensure overall synergistic cooperation. The main novelty of this project lies in the cooperative integration of a possibly large number of humans, animals, and robots in tight cooperation in one single networked system with distributed control.
Bernhard Plattner is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Engineering at ETH Zurich. He has been researching in computer networks for 30 years. Apart from the omnipresent Internet, research topics were active networks, mobile ad-hoc networks, opportunistic networks, but also the analysis of network traffic. He also dealt intensively with many questions of network security. He and his staff published more than 200 scientific articles, including 13 books and conference volumes. At ETH Zurich, Professor Plattner held the positions of a Dean of Studies, a Vice-Rector for Bachelor and Master Study Programs, and in the two years preceding his retirement, headed the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Since December 2015 he is an Adjunct Professor at the Institut Eurécom in Sophia Antipolis, France. Since February 1, 2016, holds the position of a Trusted Intermediary for Research Integrity at ETH Zurich.