MetroBotics is an
Site project that provides funded ACADEMIC YEAR opportunities in
robotics research to undergraduates at CUNY and other greater-New York City institutions.
The intellectual activities fall within Computer Science, under the heading
of agent-based or multi-agent systems.
The research centers on studying mechanisms that allow agents to
interact and coordinate effectively and to learn from experience.
In particular, we concentrate on complex interaction mechanisms that
are typically explored in simulation.
Our work involves not only development of interaction techniques in
simulation but also implementation of these on physical robots.
Anticipating technology advances in computational capacity,
communication robustness, and power supply and management in the
not-too-distant future, we aim to bring complex mechanisms that
previously have only been studied in virtual environments onto of
robots, agents and humans.
Our work involves systematic study of discrete, parameterized
environments in which tasks are set, experiments are conducted and
comparative analysis is performed on experimental results.
The MetroBotics project is housed in the
Department of Computer and Information Science
City University of New York.
The Agents Lab focuses on multi-agent and multi-robot
systems research, studying mechanisms that allow agents to interact
and coordinate, with each other and with humans, and allow them--both agents and humans--to learn from experience.
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