MOSAIX: a Swarm of Robot Tiles for Social Human-Swarm Interaction

Merihan A H M Alhafnawi, Edmund R Hunt, Séverin Lemaignan, Paul J O'Dowd, Sabine Hauert

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Abstract

MOSAIX is a new robot swarm platform built to be used in social settings. Consisting of up to 100 individual robot Tiles, MOSAIX is a social swarm system, aimed at helping humans in social tasks such as opinion-mixing and brainstorming. MOSAIX also has the potential to be used as a platform to study human-swarm interaction and swarm expressivity. MOSAIX is intended to be used outside laboratory settings and has already been used to collect 154 opinions about climate change in a local shopping mall, used by participants to create collaborative art and used as an educational tool for schoolchildren. We also discuss future applications, such as MOSAIX acting as smart post-it notes for ideation activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages6882-6888
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was funded by the NESTA Collective Intelligence Grant. *joint co-last authors Merihan Alhafnawi, Edmund Hunt, Paul O’Dowd and Sabine Hauert are with the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR, UK {merihan.alhafnawi,edmund.hunt,paul.odowd, sabine.hauert}@bristol.ac.uk Severin Lemaignan is with the Faculty of Environment and Technology , University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK severin.lemaignan@brl.ac.uk

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