Andreagiovanni Reina
Research Associate in Collective Robotics, University of Sheffield, UK

2019
S. Talamali, J.A.R. Marshall, T. Bose, A. Reina. Improving collective decision accuracy via time-varying cross-inhibition. under review at ICRA 2019. Conference proceedings BibTeX
2019
T. Bose, F. Bottom, A. Reina, J.A.R. Marshall. Frequency-sensitivity and magnitude-sensitivity in decision-making: a computational study. under review, 2018. Journal article BibTeX
2018
A. Reina, T. Bose, V. Trianni, J.A.R. Marshall. Psychophysical Laws and the Superorganism. Scientific Reports 8:4387, 2018. Journal article BibTeX (2016 Impact Factor: 4.259)
A summary of this work has been also presented at the international conference SWARM 2017 (Kyoto, Japan), the ICTP Conference on Collective Behaviour (Trieste, Italy), and the ECMTB 2018 (Lisbon, Portugal).
2018
T. Bose, A. Reina, and J.A.R. Marshall. Inhibition and excitation shape activity selection: effect of oscillations in a decision-making circuit. under review Journal article BibTeX
2018
M. Dorigo, M. Birattari, C. Blum, A.L. Christensen, A. Reina, V. Trianni (Eds.). Swarm Intelligence, 11th International Conference, ANTS 2018, LNCS 11172, Springer, Cham, Switzerland. Edited volume
2018
A. Font Llenas, M.S. Talamali, X. Xu, J.A.R. Marshall, and A. Reina. Quality-sensitive foraging by a robot swarm through virtual pheromone trails. In Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS), LNCS 11172, pages in press. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2018. Conference proceedings BibTeX (Acceptance Rate 34.8%)
Online videos: http://diode.group.shef.ac.uk/FontLlenas2018.html
* * * Best Paper Award * * *
2018
C. Pinciroli, M.S. Talamali, A. Reina, J.A.R. Marshall and V.Trianni. Simulating Kilobots within ARGoS: models and experimental validation. In Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS), LNCS 11172, pages in press. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2018. Conference proceedings BibTeX (Acceptance Rate 34.8%)
Open source code: https://github.com/ilpincy/argos3-kilobot
2017
A. Reina, A.J. Cope, E. Nikolaidis, J.A.R. Marshall, C. Sabo. ARK: Augmented Reality for Kilobots. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 2(3): 1755-1761, 2017. Journal article BibTeX (Impact Factor: N/A)
Online video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0KvPzhOSDo
This work will be also included in the conference proceedings of IROS 2017 —the 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems— Vancouver, Canada (Acceptance Rate 45%)
2017
A. Reina, J.A.R. Marshall, V. Trianni, T. Bose. Model of the best-of-N nest-site selection process in honeybees. Physical Review E, 95(5): 052411, 2017. Journal article BibTeX (2014 Impact Factor: 2.288)
The article has been selected as Editors' Suggestion and included in the Research Highlights of Nature Physics.
This study has been presented in the conference Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution (MMEE 2017) and the 16th International Behavioral Ecology Congress (ISBE 2016).
2017
Y. Khaluf, C. Markarian, P. Simoens, A. Reina. Scheduling Access to Shared Space in Multi-Robot Systems. In Advances in Practical Applications of Cyber-Physical Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection. PAAMS 2017. LNCS 10349: 144-156, Springer, Cham, 2017. Conference proceedings BibTeX
2017
T. Bose, A. Reina, J.A.R. Marshall. Collective Decision-Making. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 16:30-34, 2017. Journal article BibTeX (Impact Factor: N/A)
2017
E. Nikolaidis, C. Sabo, J. A. R. Marshall, and A. Reina, Characterisation and upgrade of the communication between overhead controllers and Kilobots, Figshare, The University of Sheffield, May 2017. Technical report BibTeX
2016
A. Reina, T. Bose, V. Trianni, J.A.R. Marshall. Effects of Spatiality on Value-Sensitive Decisions Made by Robot Swarms. In Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2016): The 13th International Symposium. Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics, vol 6, pages 461-473, Springer, Cham, 2018. Conference proceedings BibTeX (Acceptance Rate 39%)
Online video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdy5o18y5lg
2016
V. Trianni, D. De Simone, A. Reina, A. Baronchelli. Emergence of Consensus in a Multi-Robot Network: from Abstract Models to Empirical Validation. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 1(1): 348-353, 2016. Journal article BibTeX (Impact Factor: N/A)
This work has been also included in the conference proceedings of ICRA 2016 —the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation— (Acceptance Rate 34.7%)
2016
A. Reina, J.A.R. Marshall, T. Bose. Swarm deadlock for symmetric choices over three or more options. The 14th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB 2016), 2 pages. Conference proceedings BibTeX
2016
A. Reina. Engineering swarm systems: A design pattern for the best-of-n decision problem, PhD Thesis, IRIDIA, Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2016. Thesis BibTeX
2016
A. Reina, J.A.R. Marshall, V. Trianni, T. Bose. A model of the honeybee best-of-N nest-site selection process. Oral presentation at the 16th congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE 2016). 28th July - 2nd August, 2016, Exeter, UK. Conference
2016
T. Bose, A. Reina, J.A.R. Marshall. Dual role of inhibition: deadlock-breaking and dithering in activity selection. Oral presentation at the 16th congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE 2016). 28th July - 2nd August, 2016, Exeter, UK. Conference
2015
A. Reina, G. Valentini, C. Fernández-Oto, M. Dorigo and V. Trianni. A design pattern for decentralised decision making. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140950, 2015. Journal article BibTeX (2014 Impact Factor: 3.234)
2015
A. Reina, R. Miletitch, M. Dorigo and V. Trianni. A quantitative micro-macro link for collective decision: the shortest path discovery/selection example. Swarm Intelligence, 9(2-3):75-102, 2015. Journal article BibTeX (2014 Impact Factor: 2.160)
2015
A. Reina, M. Salvaro, G. Francesca, L. Garattoni, C. Pinciroli, M. Dorigo and M. Birattari. Augmented reality for robots: virtual sensing technology applied to a swarm of e-pucks. In Proceedings of the IEEE 2015 NASA/ESA Conference of Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS). IEEE Press, ID:sB_p3, 6 pages, 2015. Conference proceedings BibTeX (Acceptance Rate 44%)
2015
G. Francesca, M. Brambilla, A. Brutschy, L. Garattoni, R. Miletitch, G. Podevijn, A. Reina, T. Soleymani, M. Salvaro, C. Pinciroli, F. Mascia, V. Trianni and M. Birattari. AutoMoDe-Chocolate: automatic design of control software for robot swarms. Swarm Intelligence, 9(2-3):125-152, 2015. Journal article BibTeX (2014 Impact Factor: 2.160)
2014
A. Reina, L. M. Gambardella, M. Dorigo and G. A. Di Caro. zePPeLIN: Distributed Path Planning Using an Overhead Camera Network. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 11:119, 2014. Journal article BibTeX (2012 Impact Factor: 0.821)
2014
A. Reina and V. Trianni. Deployment and redeployment of wireless sensor networks: a swarm robotics perspective. In N. Mitton and D. Simplot-Ryl, editors, Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks, pages 143-162. World Scientific, Singapore, 2014. Book chapter BibTeX
2014
A. Reina, M. Dorigo and V. Trianni. Towards a Cognitive Design Pattern for Collective Decision-Making. In Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS), LNCS 8667, pages 194-205. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2014. Conference proceedings BibTeX (Acceptance Rate 30.9%)
2014
G. Francesca, M. Brambilla, A. Brutschy, L. Garattoni, R. Miletitch, G. Podevijn, A. Reina, T. Soleymani, M. Salvaro, C. Pinciroli, V. Trianni and M. Birattari. An Experiment in Automatic Design of Robot Swarms: AutoMoDe-Vanilla, EvoStick, and Human Experts. In Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS), LNCS 8667, pages 25-37. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2014. Conference proceedings BibTeX (Acceptance Rate 30.9%)
2014
A. Reina, M. Dorigo, and V. Trianni. Collective decision making in distributed systems inspired by honeybees behaviour. In Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), pages 1421-1422. IFAAMAS, New York, 2014. Conference proceedings BibTeX (Acceptance Rate 46.3%)
2014
A. Stranieri, A.E. Turgut, M. Salvaro, G. Francesca, A. Reina, M. Dorigo, M. Birattari. IRIDIA's Arena Tracking System. Technical Report TR/IRIDIA/2011-020, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 2013 (r003 July 2014). Technical report BibTeX
2012
A. Reina. A network of ceiling cameras performs distributed path planning to guide a ground robot, Report of Research Progess,Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2012. Thesis BibTeX
2011
A. Reina, G. A. Di Caro, F. Ducatelle and L. M. Gambardella. Distributed motion planning for ground objects using a network of robotic ceiling cameras. Proceedings of the 12th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS), Sheffield, UK, August 31 - September 2, 2011. Conference proceedings BibTeX (Acceptance Rate 43%)
(BEST POSTER AWARD)
2011
A. Reina, C. Pinciroli , E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, R. O'Grady, M. Birattari, and M. Dorigo. Closed-loop aerial robot-assisted navigation of a cohesive ground- based robot swarm. Technical Report TR/IRIDIA/2011-020, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 2011. Technical report BibTeX
2010
A. Reina. Swarms of fying robots performing distributed path planning for objects on the ground (in Italian), MSc Thesis in Computer Science Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Electronics and Information, Italy, 2010. Thesis BibTeX
2010
A. Reina, G. A. Di Caro, F. Ducatelle and L. M. Gambardella. A distributed approach to holonomic path planning. Proceedings of the Workshop on Motion Planning: From Theory to Practice, at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), pages 33-34, Zaragoza, Spain, June 27, 2010. Conference proceedings BibTeX
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2018
A. Font Llenas. Value-sensitive decisions through pheromone trails. M.Sc. Thesis in Automation, Control and Robotics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018. Awarded as the Best MSc Student of the year
2017
E. Nikolaidis. Creation of an overhead controller for the Kilobots and collective behavior. Bachelor thesis in School of Technological Applications, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2017.
S. Talamali. An automatic calibration system for the kilobot robots. M.Sc. Thesis in Automation, Control and Robotics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017. Awarded as the Best MSc Student of the year
2015
D. Brambilla. Environment Classification: an Empirical Study of the Response of a Robot Swarm to Three Different Decision-Making Rules, M.Sc. Thesis in Computer Science Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2015.
A. Debruyn. Human-Swarm Interaction: An Escorting Robot Swarm that Diverts a Human away from Dangers one cannot perceive, M.Sc. Thesis in Computer Science Engineering, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2015.
M. Salvaro. Virtual sensing technology applied to a swarm of autonomous robots.MSc Thesis in Computer Science Engineering, Università di Bologna, Italy, 2015.
2014
B. Mayeur. A tool for automatic robot placement in swarm robotics experiments. MSc Thesis in Information Technology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 2014. (in French)
2013
J. De Stefani. Spatial Allocation in Swarm Robotics. MSc Thesis in Computer Science Engineering (Project TIME for double degree), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 2013.
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