DAISIE: Design of innovative applications for swarm intelligence


Robot swarms composed of multiple simple robots can perform difficult and complex tasks through cooperation and coordination. The main advantages are:

  • Limited costs, due to the simple design of each robot;
  • Wide and constant coverage for search, detection or surveillance missions;
  • Robustness to unexpected events, failures, loss and addition of robots;
  • Unpredictability of the system for an outside observer.

Currently, several ground operators are required to operate a single unmanned vehicle (UV). In the next generation of UV Systems, a ground operator will have to supervise a system of several cooperating vehicles performing a joint mission. In order to enable mission control, the autonomy of the vehicle and of the system will increase and decision authority will have to be shared.

In order to make full use of the strengths of both the swarm intelligence and the human operator, new and richer forms of human-system interaction are required. In this context, the SUSIE project proposed a dedicated interaction system based on a touch tablet. The implemented approach was applauded as an innovative solution.

DAISIE project

The DAISIE project aims at developing several demonstrators of swarms of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles. The demonstrators, based on the simulations proposed in the SUSIE project, will make it possible to evaluate the systems in real-world conditions.



DAISIE is funded by the French government defense procurement agency (Délégation Générale pour l'Armement: DGA), through the program ASTRID-Maturation (Accompagnement Spécifique des Travaux de Recherches et d’Innovation Défense : Maturation et valorisation). This program is conducted by the national research agency (Agence Nationale pour la Recherche: ANR).


The project duration is 24 months (march 2014 to march 2016).


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