Animal‌ and‌ robot‌ Societies‌ ‌Self-organise‌
and‌ Integrate‌ by‌ Social‌ Interaction‌ (bees‌ and‌ fish)‌




  • Mariano, P., Salem, Z., Mills, R., Schnwetter-Fuchs-Schistek, S., Correia, L. and Schmickl, T. (2018)
    Evolving robot controllers for a bio-hybrid system.
    In Arti cial Life Conference Proceedings, pp. 155-162. One Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1209 USA journalsinfo@mit. edu: MIT Press.


  • Cazenille, L., Chemtob, Y., Bonnet, F., Gribovskiy, A., Mondada, F., Bredeche, N. and Halloy, J. (2017)
    Automated calibration of a biomimetic space-dependent model for zebrafi sh and robot collective behaviour in a structured environment,
    In Conference on biomimetic and biohybrid systems, pp. 107-118. Springer, Cham.
  • Stefanec, M., Szopek, M., Schmickl, T. and Mills, R. (2017)
    Governing the swarm: Controlling a bio-hybrid society of bees & robots with computational feedback loops,
    In 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), pp. 1-8. IEEE.
  • Kengyel, D., Zahadat, P., Wotawa, F. and Schmickl, T. (2017)
    Towards Swarm Level Optimisation: The Role of Different Movement Patterns in Swarm Systems,
    The International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, pp. 1-19
  • Salem, Z., Radspieler, G., Griparic, K., and Schmickl, T. (2017)
    Estimating dynamics of honeybee population densities with machine learning algorithms,
    The 3rd International Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization & big Data – MOD 2017. LNCS 2017, 13.
  • Stefanec, M., Szopek, M., Thenius, R., Radspieler, G. and Schmickl, T. (2017)
    Robotic oligarchy: How a few members can control their whole society by doing almost nothing,
    International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT 2017)
  • Szopek, M., Stefanec, M., Bodi, M., Radspieler, G. and Schmickl, T. (2017)
    A cellular model of swarm intelligence in bees and robots,
    International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT 2017)
  • Silva, F., Correia, L. and Christensen, A.L. (2017)
    Evolutionary online learning in multirobot systems,
    AI Matters, 3(1), pp.23-24


  • Mills, R., Szopek, M., Bodi, M., Schmickl, T. and Correia L. (2016)
    On the timescale of interactions in bio-hybrid systems,
    In C. Gershenson, T. Froese, J.M. Siqueiros, W. Aguilar, E.J. Izquierdo, and H. Sayama, eds., Late Breaking Abstracts booklet Artificial Life Conference 2016.


  •  Bodi, M., Szopek, M., Zahadat, P. and Schmickl T. (2015)
    Evolving Mixed Societies: A one-dimensional modelling approach,
    In BICT ’15: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Bioinspired Information and Communications Technologies.
  • Karlo Griparic, Tomislav Haus, Damjan Miklic, Stjepan Bogdan (2015)
    Combined Actuator Sensor Unit for Interaction with Honeybees.
    In Proc. of. IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS 2015)
  • Pedro Mariano, Rob Mills, Luís Correia, Damjan Milkić and Stjepan Bogdan (2015)
    ASSISI Playground: A simulation tool for collective bio-hybrid system research.
    In Procs Eurosis Simulation and Modelling Conference, Eurosis-ETI., 91-98
  • Rob Mills and Luís Correia (2015)
    The influence of topology in coordinating collective decision-making in bio-hybrid societies.
    In Procs EPIA, Springer. 250-261
  • Pedro Mariano & Luís Correia (2015)
    Partner selection delays extinction in cooperative and coordination dilemmas.
    In Grimaldo, F. & Norling, E. editors, Multi-Agent-Based Simulation XV, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer International Publishing, 88-103
  • Fernando Silva, Luís Correia, Anders Lyhne Christensen (2015)
    Modelling Synchronisation in Mulitrobot Systems with Cellular Automata: Analysis of Update Methods and Topology Perturbations.
    In Sirakuoulis, G. & Adamatzky, A. editors, Robots and Lattice Automata. Emergence, Complexity and Computation 13, Springer International Publishing, 267-293



  • Tomislav Haus, Ivana Palunko, Domagoj Tolic, Stjepan Bogdan, Frank L. Lewis, Dariusz G. Mikulski (2014)
    Trust-based self-organising network control.
    IET Control Theory & Applications 8, 2126-2135
  • Sibylle Hahshold, Renate Ploder, Gerald Radspieler, Thomas Schmickl, Karl Crailsheim (2014)
    Temperature preferendum of single, young honeybees.
    Abstract in Entomologica Austriaca  21, 240
  • Martina Szopek, Sibylle Hahshold, Ronald Thenius, Michael Bodi, Karl Crailsheim, Thomas Schmickl (2014)
    ASSISIbf: Honeybees and robots form a bio-hybrid society.
    Abstract in Entomologica Austriaca 21, 242-243


  • José Halloy, Francesco Mondada, Serge Kernbach, Thomas Schmickl (2013)
    Towards Bio-hybrid Systems Made of Social Animals and Robots
    In: N.F. Lepora et al. (eds.): Living Machines 2013, Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence, LNAI 8064, 384-386