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PhD Aymeric HÉNARD


Aymeric HÉNARD

  • PhD title: Augmented Reality and Tangible User Interface to Supervise and Interact with robot Swarms
  • INUIT themes 1 and 4
  • Thesis dates: 10/2021 – 09/2024
  • Supervision: G. Coppin – J. Rivière – S. Kubicki – É. Peillard
  • Context/Funding: ANR JCJC Artuisis
  • General Goal:
    • To allow an operator to control a swarm, a self-organising system composed of many robots acting together, in an informed and simple way
  • Scientific challenges:
    • To communicate informations from a decentralized and spatially localized system in an efficient manner to help an operator understand the dynamics of the swarm
    • To implement a Tangible User Interface allowing to control an autonomous and decentralized robot swarms in a natural way
  • Keywords: Robot swarm, Self-organisation, AR, Tangible User Interface
  • Contributions:
    • State of the art on swarm self-organisation methods and human perception of swarms (understanding swarm dynamics)
    • Construction of a state-of-the-art and classification of self-organization methods leading to spatial self-organization of robot swarms, helping to link mechanisms to realizable behaviors and offering perspectives for operators and designers. (Adaptive Behaviour article)
    • Working on swarm rupture prevention by analyzing human perception of swarm rupture in order to give relevant information to the operator (communicating swarm dynamics)