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

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 (Impact Factor: N/A)
Online video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0KvPzhOSDo
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  author = {Reina, Andreagiovanni and Cope, Alex J. and Nikolaidis, Eleftherios and Marshall, James A. R. and Sabo, Chelsea},
  doi = {10.1109/LRA.2017.2700059},
  title = {{ARK: Augmented Reality for Kilobots}},
  journal = {IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters},
  journal_abbr = {IEEE Robot. Autom. Lett.},
  volume = {2},
  number = {3},
  pages = {1755--1761},
  year = {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 (2014 Impact Factor: 2.288)
The article has been selected as Editors' Suggestion and included in the Research Highlights of Nature Physics.
@article {Reina:PRE:2017,
  author = {Reina, Andreagiovanni and Marshall, James A. R. and Trianni, Vito and Bose, Thomas},
  doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.95.052411},
  title = {Model of the best-of-{N} nest-site selection process in honeybees},
  journal = {Physical Review E},
  volume = {95},
  number = {5},
  pages = {052411},
  year = {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
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   author = {Khaluf, Yara and Markarian, Christine and Simoens, Pieter and Reina, Andreagiovanni},
   title = {Scheduling Access to Shared Space in Multi-robot Systems},
   doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-59930-4_12},
   pages = {144-156},
   booktitle = {{Advances in Practical Applications of Cyber-Physical Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection. PAAMS 2017}},
   series = {{LNCS}},
   volume = {10349},
   publisher = {Springer},
   address = {Cham},
   year = {2017}
}
T. Bose, A. Reina, J.A.R. Marshall. Collective Decision-Making. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 16:30-34, 2017. Journal article (Impact Factor: N/A)
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  author = {Bose, Thomas and Reina, Andreagiovanni and Marshall, James A. R.},
  doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.03.004},
  title = {Collective Decision-Making},
  journal = {Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
  volume = {6},
  pages = {30-34},
  year = {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
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  title = {{Characterisation and upgrade of the communication between
                  overhead controllers and Kilobots}},
  author = {Nikolaidis, Eleftherios and Sabo, Chelsea and Marshal, James A R and Reina, Andreagiovanni},
  institution = {Figshare, The University of Sheffield},
  month = {May},
  year = {2017},
  doi = {10.15131/shef.data.4990910.v1}
}

2016

A. Reina, T. Bose, V. Trianni, J.A.R. Marshall. Effects of Spatiality on Value-Sensitive Decisions Made by Robot Swarms. In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2016). STAR Series, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2016. Conference proceedings (Acceptance Rate 39%)
Online video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdy5o18y5lg
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   doi = {},
   pages = {in press},
   booktitle = {{Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS)}},
   series = {{STAR}},
   publisher = {Springer},
   address = {Berlin, Germany},
   year = {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 (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%)
@article {Trianni:RAL:2016,
   author = {Trianni, Vito and {De~Simone}, Daniele and Reina, Andreagiovanni and Baronchelli, Andrea},
   doi = {10.1109/LRA.2016.2519537},
   title = {Emergence of Consensus in a Multi-Robot Network: from Abstract Models to Empirical Validation},
   journal = {IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters},
   volume = {1},
   number = {1},
   pages = {348--353},
   year = {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
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   author = {Reina, Andreagiovanni and Marshall, James A. R. and Bose, Thomas},
   title = {Swarm deadlock for symmetric choices over three or more options},
   pages = {1--2},
   booktitle = {{The 14th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB)}},
   year = {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
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  author={Reina, Andreagiovanni},
  title={Engineering swarm systems: A design pattern for the best-of-n decision problem},
  school = {Universit{\'e} Libre de Bruxelles},
  year={2016},
  address = {Brussels, Belgium}
}
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
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 (2014 Impact Factor: 3.234)
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   author = {Reina, Andreagiovanni and Valentini, Gabriele and Fern/'{a}ndez-Oto, Cristian, and Dorigo, Marco and Trianni, Vito},
   doi = {10.1371/journal.pone.0140950},
   title = {A design pattern for decentralised decision making},
   journal = {PLoS ONE},
   volume = {10},
   number = {10},
   pages = {e0140950},
   publisher = {Public Library of Science},
   year = {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 (2014 Impact Factor: 2.160)
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   author = {Reina, Andreagiovanni and Miletitch, Roman and Dorigo, Marco and Trianni, Vito},
   doi = {10.1007/s11721-015-0105-y},
   title = {A quantitative micro-macro link for collective decisions: The shortest path discovery/selection example},
   journal = {Swarm Intelligence},
   volume = {9},
   number = {2--3},
   pages = {75--102},
   year = {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 (Acceptance Rate 44%)
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   author = {Reina, Andreagiovanni and Salvaro, Mattia and Francesca, Gianpiero and Garattoni, Lorenzo and Pinciroli, Carlo and Dorigo, Marco and Birattari, Mauro},
   title = {Augmented reality for robots: virtual sensing technology applied to a swarm of e-pucks},
   doi = {10.1109/AHS.2015.7231154},
   pages = {1--6},
   booktitle = {{Proceedings of the IEEE 2015 NASA/ESA Conference of Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS)}},
   publisher = {{IEEE} Computer Society Press},
   address = {Los Alamitos, CA},
   note = {Paper ID sB_p3},
   year = {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 (2014 Impact Factor: 2.160)
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   author = {G. Francesca and M. Brambilla and A. Brutschy and L. Garattoni and R. Miletitch and G. Podevijn and A. Reina and T. Soleymani and M. Salvaro and C. Pinciroli and F. Mascia and V. Trianni and M. Birattari},
   doi = {10.1007/s11721-015-0107-9},
   title = {{AutoMoDe-Chocolate}: automatic design of control software for robot swarms},
   journal = {Swarm Intelligence},
   volume = {9},
   number = {2--3},
   pages = {125--152},
   year = {2015}
}

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 (2012 Impact Factor: 0.821)
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   author = {Reina, Andreagiovanni and Gambardella, Luca M. and Dorigo, Marco and {Di~Caro}, Gianni A.},
   doi = {10.5772/58748},
   title = {{zePPeLIN: Distributed path planning using an overhead camera network}},
   journal = {International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems},
   volume = {11},
   number = {119},
   year = {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
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   doi = {10.1142/9789814551342_0007},
   title = {Deployment and redeployment of wireless sensor networks: a swarm robotics perspective},
   address = {Singapore},
   booktitle = {Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks},
   editor = {Mitton, N. and Simplot-Ryl, D.},
   pages = {143--162},
   publisher = {World Scientific},
   chapter = {7},
   year = {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 (Acceptance Rate 30.9%)
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   address = {Berlin, Germany},
   doi={10.1007/978-3-319-09952-1_17},
   pages = {194--205},
   series = {LNCS},
   volume = {8667},
   editor = {{M. Dorigo et al.}},
   booktitle = {Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2014)},
   publisher = {Springer},
   year = {2014}
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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 (Acceptance Rate 30.9%)
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   title = {An Experiment in Automatic Design of Robot Swarms: {AutoMoDe-Vanilla}, {EvoStick}, and Human Experts},
   address = {Berlin, Germany},
   doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-09952-1_3},
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   booktitle = {{Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2014)}},
   pages = {25--37},
   volume = {8667},
   year = {2014},
   editor = {{M. Dorigo et al.}},
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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 (Acceptance Rate 46.3%)
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   title = {Collective Decision Making in Distributed Systems Inspired by Honeybees Behaviour},
   address = {New York},
   pages = {1421--1422},
   booktitle = {Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)},
   year = {2014},
   publisher = {IFAAMAS}
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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
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   author = {Stranieri, Alessandro and Turgut, Ali Emre and Salvaro, Mattia and Francesca, Gianpiero and Reina, Andreagiovanni and Dorigo, Marco and Birattari, Mauro},
   title = {IRIDIA's Arena Tracking System},
   institution = {IRIDIA, Universit\'e Libre de Bruxelles},
   year = {2013},
   number = {TR/IRIDIA/2013-013},
   address = {Brussels, Belgium},
   notes = {revision r003},
   month = {July}
}

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
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  author={Reina, Andreagiovanni},
  title={A network of ceiling cameras performs distributed path planning to guide a ground robot},
  school = {Universit{\'e} Libre de Bruxelles},
  year={2012},
  address = {Brussels, Belgium}
}

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 (Acceptance Rate 43%)
(BEST POSTER AWARD)
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   author = {Reina, Andreagiovanni and Di Caro, Gianni and Ducatelle, Frederick and Gambardella, Luca},
   title = {Distributed Motion Planning for Ground Objects Using a Network of Robotic Ceiling Cameras},
   booktitle = {Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems},
   series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
   editor = {Gross, Roderich and Alboul, Lyuba and Melhuish, Chris and Witkowski, Mark and Prescott, Tony and Penders, Jacques},
   publisher = {Springer},
   address = {Berlin},
   isbn = {978-3-642-23231-2},
   pages = {137-148},
   volume = {6856},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23232-9_13},
   year = {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
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  title = "Closed-Loop Aerial Robot-Assisted Navigation of a Cohesive Ground-Based Robot Swarm",
  institution = "IRIDIA, Universit\'e Libre de Bruxelles",
  year = "2011",
  number = "TR/IRIDIA/2011-020",
  address = "Brussels, Belgium"
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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
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  year={2010},
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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
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  title = {A distributed approach to holonomic path planning},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Workshop on Motion Planning: From Theory to Practice at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS)},
  month = jun,
  year = {2010},
  address={Zaragoza, Spain},
  pages={33-34}
}
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Co-supervised Theses
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.
2017
S. Talamali. An automatic calibration system for the kilobot robots. M.Sc. Thesis in Automation, Control and Robotics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017.
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.
Andreagiovanni Reina - Research Associate in Collective Robotics - The University Of Sheffield, UK Design support from SoftyWeb