Dr. Melanie Schranz

Senior Researcher at Lakeside Labs

Swarm Robotics

What concept is shared by smart houses, the Internet of Things (IoT), smart mobility AND Industry 4.0? The concept of using self-organizaing swarms of cyber-physical systems (CPSs). Typically, a CPS does not come alone: Swarm robotics increases dynamics, connectivity, and complexity of CPSs. This calls for features like adaptability, scalability, robustness, and self-configuration – features that can be provided with nature-inspired swarm intelligence.

“In this talk, I will present an overview of the recent efforts in swarm robotics as a technology to coordinate a large number of simple robots like insects, ants and other animals that display swarm behaviour.”

Dr. Melanie Schranz

is a senior researcher at Lakeside Labs, involved in the acquisition, leadership and applied research in different swarm-related projects (e.g. CPSwarm, BugWright2, and SWILT).


Melanie’s major research interests cover engineering of swarm intelligence for cyber-physical systems.

She is a reviewer and board member for multiple conferences like for example the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications & American Control Conference.

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