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Vito Trianni

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vito.trianni@istc.cnr.it
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+39 06 44595277
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Via San Martino della Battaglia 44 - 00185 Rome - Italy

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Researcher
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My research interests are in swarm intelligence and swarm robotics, and the relationship between collective behaviour and cognition. I have been working on two of the most successful projects in this field, namely the Swarmanoid Project and the SWARM-BOTS Project.

I own a Ph.D. in Applied Sciences, delivered in June 2006 by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). I also received a Diplôme d'Études Approfondies in 2003 from ULB, a Master in Information Technology in 2001, from CEFRIEL, in Milan, Italy, and the Laurea (Master of Technology) degree in computer science engineering in 2000 from Politecnico di Milano in Italy.

For a full publication list, see my Google Scholar page.

Publications


Journal articles

   2015
Giampiero F., Brambilla M., Brutschy A., Garattoni L., Miletitch R., Podevijn G., Reina A., Soleymani T., Salvaro M., Pinciroli C., Mascia F., Trianni V., Birattari M. AutoMoDe-Chocolate: automatic design of control software for robot swarms. In: Swarm Intelligence, vol. 9(2-3) pp. 125 - 152. Springer, 2015.  image   image   image
Reina A., Miletitch R., Dorigo M., Trianni V. A quantitative micro-macro link for collective decisions: the shortest path discovery/selection example. In: Swarm Intelligence, vol. 9 (2-3) pp. 75 - 102. Springer Verlag, 2015.  image   image   image
Trianni V., López-Ibáñez M. Advantages of Task-Specific Multi-Objective Optimisation in Evolutionary Robotics. In: PLoS One, vol. 10 (8) article n. e0136406. PLoS, 2015.  image   image   image

   2014
Ducatelle F., Di Caro G., Förster A., Bonani M., Dorigo M., Magnenat S., Mondada F., O'Grady R., Pinciroli C., Rétornaz P., Trianni V., Gambardella L. M. Cooperative navigation in robotic swarms. In: Swarm Intelligence, vol. 8 (1) pp. 1 - 33. Springer, 2014.  image   image   image
Francesca G., Brambilla M., Brutschy A., Trianni V., Birattari M. AutoMoDe: A novel approach to the automatic design of control software for robot swarms. In: Swarm Intelligence, vol. 8 (2) pp. 89 - 112. Springer, 2014. [Online First 12 March 2014]  image   image   image
Trianni V. Evolutionary robotics: model or design?. In: Frontiers in Robotics and AI, vol. 1 pp. 1 - 6. Frontiers, 2014.  image   image   image
Tuci E., Trianni V. On the evolution of homogeneous two-robot teams: clonal versus aclonal approaches. In: Neural Computing & Applications, vol. 24 pp. 1 - 14. Springer Verlag, [Online First 23 April 2014]  image   image   image

   2013
Dorigo M., Floreano D., Gambardella L., Mondada F., Nolfi S., Baaboura T., Birattari M., Bonani M., Brambilla M., Brutschy A., Burnier D., Campo A., Christensen A. L., Decugnière A., Di Caro G., Ducatelle F., Ferrante E., Förster A., Guzzi J., Longchamp V., Magnenat S., Martinez Gonzales J., Mathews N., Montes De Oca M., O'Grady R., Pinciroli C., Pini G., Rétornaz P., Roberts J., Sperati V., Stirling T., Stranieri A., Stützle T., Trianni V., Tuci E., Turgut A. E., Vaussard F. Swarmanoid: A novel concept for the study of heterogeneous robotic swarms. In: IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 20 (4) pp. 60 - 71. IEEE, 2013.  image   image   image

   2012
Pinciroli C., Trianni V., O'Grady R., Pini G., Brutschy A., Brambilla M., Mathews N., Ferrante E., Di Caro G., Ducatelle F., Birattari M., Gambardella L. M., Dorigo M. ARGoS: a modular, parallel, multi-engine simulator for multi-robot systems. In: Swarm Intelligence, vol. 6 (4) pp. 271 - 295. Springer, 2012.  image   image   image

   2011
Sperati V., Trianni V., Nolfi S. Self-organised path formation in a swarm of robots. In: Swarm Intellilgence, vol. 5 (2) pp. 97 - 119. Springer, 2011.  image   image   image
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Engineering the Evolution of Self-Organising Behaviours in Swarm Robotics: A Case Study. In: Artificial Life, vol. 17 (3) pp. 183 - 202. The MIT Press, 2011.  image   image   image
Trianni V., Tuci E., Passino K., Marshall J. Swarm Cognition: an interdisciplinary approach to the study of self-organising biological collectives. In: Swarm Intelligence, vol. 5 (1) pp. 3 - 18. Springer Verlag, 2011.  image   image   image
Trianni V., Tuci E. Swarm Cognition: comportamenti collettivi, auto-organizzazione e processi cognitivi. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 23 (2) pp. 329 - 336. La cognizione sociale. A. M. Borghi, F. Caruana (eds.). Il Mulino, 2011.  image   image

   2009
Ampatzis C., Tuci E., Trianni V., Christensen A. L., Dorigo M. Evolving Self-Assembly in Autonomous Homogeneous Robots: Experiments with Two Physical Robots. In: ARTIFICIAL LIFE, vol. 15(4) pp. 465 - 484. 2009.
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Self-Organising Sync in a Robotic Swarm. A Dynamical System View. In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, vol. 13(4) pp. 722 - 741. 2009.

   2008
Ampatzis C., Tuci E., Trianni V., Dorigo M. Evolution of Signalling in a Multi-robot System: Categorization and Communication. In: ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR, vol. 16 pp. 5 - 26. 2008.
Sperati V., Trianni V., Nolfi S. Evolving coordinated group behaviours through maximization of mean mutual information. In: Swarm Intelligence Journal, vol. 2 pp. 73 - 95. 2008.

   2007
Baldassarre G., Trianni V., Bonani M., Mondada F., Dorigo M., Nolfi S. Self-organised coordinated motion in groups of physically connected robots. In: IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part B-Cybernetics, vol. 37 (1) pp. 244 - 239. 2007.  image

   2006
Trianni V., Nolfi S., Dorigo M. Cooperative Hole Avoidance in a Swarm-bot. In: ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, vol. 52 pp. 97 - 103. 2006.
Trianni V., Dorigo M. Self-Organisation and Communication in Groups of Simulated and Physical Robots. In: BIOLOGICAL CYBERNETICS, vol. 95 pp. 213 - 231. 2006.

   2005
Ampatzis C., Tuci E., Trianni V., Dorigo M. Evolving communicating agents that integrate information over time: a real robot experiment. In: LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, vol. 3871 pp. 1 - 12. 2005.
Dorigo M., Tuci E., Gross R., Trianni V., Labella T., Nouyan S., Ampatzis C., Deneubourg J., Baldassarre G., Nolfi S., Mondada F., Floreano D., Gambardella L. The SWARM-BOTS project. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3342 pp. 31 - 44. E. Sahin, W. M. Spears (eds.). Springer, 2005.  image   image

   2004
Dorigo M., Trianni V., Sahin E., Gross R., Labella T. H., Baldassarre G., Nolfi S., Deneubourg J., Mondada F., Floreano D., Gambardella L. M. Evolving self-organizing behaviors for a swarmbot, Autonomous Robots. In: Autonomous Robots, vol. 17 pp. 223 - 245. 2004.  image

Books/Monographs

   2008
Trianni V. Evolutionary Swarm Robotics. Evolving Self-Organising Behaviours in Groups of Autonomous Robots. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2008.

Contribution to Book/Monograph

   2015
Trianni V., Campo A. Fundamental Collective Behaviours in Swarm Robotics. In: Springer Handbook of Computational Intelligence. pp. 1377 - 1394. J. Kacprzyk, W. Pedrycz. Berlin: Springer, 2015.  image   image   image

   2014
Reina A., Trianni V. Deployment and Redeployment of Wireless Sensor Networks: a Swarm Robotics Perspective. In: Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks. From Topology Control to Communication Aspects. pp. 143 - 162. N. Mitton, D. Simplot-Ryl (eds.). Singapore: World Scientific, 2014.  image   image   image
Sperati V., Trianni V., Nolfi S. Mutual Information As a Task-Independent Utility Function for Evolutionary Robotics. In: Guided Self-Organization: Inception. pp. 389 - 414. M. Prokopenko (ed.). (Emergence, Complexity and Computation, vol. 9). Berlin: Springer, 2014.  image   image   image
Trianni V., Tuci E., Ampatzis C., Dorigo M. Evolutionary swarm robotics: a theoretical and methodological itinerary from individual neuro-controllers to collective behaviours. In: The Horizons of Evolutionary Robotics. pp. 153 - 178. P. A. Vargas, E. Di Paolo, I. Harvey, and P. Husbands (eds.). (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014.  image

   2012
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Evolving collective control, cooperation and distributed cognition. In: Handbook of Collective Robotics - Fundamentals and Challenges. pp. 168 - 189. S. Kernbach (ed.). Singapore: Pan Stanford Publishing, 2012.  image   image

   2010
Ampatzis C., Tuci E., Trianni V., Dorigo M. Evolution of Signaling in a Multi-Robot System: Categorization and Communication. Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag, 2010.

   2008
Trianni V., Nolfi S., Dorigo M. Evolution, self-organisation and swarm robotics. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2008.

   2007
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Minimal communication strategies for self-organising synchronisation behaviours. Piscataway: IEEE Press, 2007.

   2005
Trianni V., Dorigo M. Emergent Collective Decisions in a Swarm of Robots. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2005.

   2004
Trianni V., Labella T., Dorigo M. Evolution of Direct Communication for a Swarm-bot Performing Hole Avoidance. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2004.
Trianni V., Nolfi S., Dorigo M. Hole Avoidance: Experiments in coordinated motion on rough terrain. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2004.

Proceedings

   2015
Soleymani T., Trianni V., Bonani M., Mondada F., Dorigo M. Autonomous Construction with Compliant Building Material. In: IAS-13 - International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (Padua, 15-19 July 2014). Proceedings, pp. 1 - 12. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 302). Springer Verlag, 2015.  image

   2014
Francesca G., Brambilla M., Brutschy A., Garattoni L., Miletitch R., Podevijn G., Reina A., Soleymani T., Salvaro M., Pinciroli C., Trianni V., Birattari M. An Experiment in Automatic Design of Robot Swarms: AutoMoDe-Vanilla, EvoStick, and Human Experts. In: ANTS 2014 - Proceedings 9th International Conference, ANTS 2014. (Brussels, 10-12 November 2014). Proceedings, pp. 25 - 37. M. Dorigo, M. Birattari, S. Garnier, H. Hamann, M. Montes de Oca, C. Solnon, T. Stützle (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8667). Springer, 2014.  image   image   image
Reina A., Dorigo M., Trianni V. Towards a Cognitive Design Pattern for Collective Decision-Making. In: ANTS 2014 - Proceedings 9th International Conference, ANTS 2014. (Brussels, 10-12 November 2014). Proceedings, pp. 194 - 205. M. Dorigo, M. Birattari, S. Garnier, H. Hamann, M. Montes de Oca, C. Solnon, T. Stützle (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8667). Springer, 2014.  image   image   image

   2013
Clarke S., Labrosse F., Trianni V., Tuci E. An evolutionary approach to road following: a simulated case study. In: ECAL 2013 - 12th European Conference on Artificial Life, 2013. Proceedings (Taormina, 2-6 Settembre 2013). Proceedings, pp. 1017 - 1024. P. Liò, O. Miglino, G. Nicosia, S. Nolfi, M. Pavone (eds.). MIT Press, 2013.  image   image   image
Fehérvári I., Trianni V., Elmenreich W. On the Effects of the Robot Configuration on Evolving Coordinated Motion Behaviors. In: CEC 2013 - 2013 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (Cancun, Mexico, 20-23 June 2013). Proceedings, pp. 1209 - 1216. IEEE, 2013.  image   image   image
Miletitch R., Trianni V., Campo A., Dorigo M. Information Aggregation Mechanisms in Social Odometry. In: ECAL 2013 - 12th European Conference on Artificial Life (Taormina, 2-6 Settembre 2013). Proceedings, pp. 102 - 109. P. Liò, O. Miglino, G. Nicosia, S. Nolfi, M. Pavone (eds.). MIT Press, 2013.  image   image   image

   2012
Francesca G., Brambilla M., Trianni V., Dorigo M., Birattari M. Analysing an Evolved Robotic Behaviour Using a Biological Model of Collegial Decision Making. In: SAB 2012 - From Animals to Animats 12. 12th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, 2012. Proceedings (Odense, Denmark, 27-30 August 2012). Proceedings, pp. 381 - 390. T. Ziemke, C. Balkenius, J. Hallam (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7426). Springer, 2012.  image   image   image
Morlino G., Trianni V., Tuci E. Evolution of Collective Perception in a Group of Autonomous Robots. In: IJCCI 2010 - International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, 2010. Revised and Selected Papers (Valencia, Spain, 24-26 October 2010). Proceedings, pp. 67 - 80. K. Madani, A. Dourado Correia, A. Rosa, J. Filipe (eds.). (Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol. 399). Springer, 2012.  image   image   image
Tuci E., Trianni V. On the Evolution of Homogeneous Multi-robot Teams: Clonal versus Aclonal Approach. In: SAB 2012 - From Animals to Animats 12. 12th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, 2012. Proceedings (Odense, Denmark, 27-30 August 2012). Proceedings, pp. 391 - 400. T. Ziemke, C. Balkenius, J. Hallam (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7426). Springer, 2012.  image   image   image

   2011
Ampatzis C., Santos F., Trianni V., Tuci E. To Grip, or Not to Grip: Evolving Coordination in Autonomous Robots. In: ECAL 2009 - Advances in Artificial Life. Darwin Meets von Neumann. 10th Europen Conference, ECAL 2009, Budapest, Hungary, September 13-16, 2009. Pt. 1 (Budapest, 13-16 September 2009). Proceedings, pp. 205 - 212. G. Kampis, I. Karsai, E. Szathmáry (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 5777). Springer, 2011.  image   image   image
Pinciroli C., Trianni V., O'Grady R., Pini G., Brutschy A., Brambilla M., Mathews N., Ferrante E., Di Caro G., Ducatelle F., Stirling T., Gutierrez A., Gambardella L. M., Dorigo M. ARGoS: a modular, multi-engine simulator for heterogeneous swarm robotics. In: IROS - Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on (San Francisco, CA, 25-30 September 2011). Proceedings, pp. 5027 - 5034. IEEE Press, 2011.  image   image   image
Stranieri A., Ferrante E., Turgut A. E., Trianni V., Pinciroli C., Birattari M., Dorigo M. Self-organized flocking with a heterogeneous mobile robot swarm. In: ECAL 2011 - 11th European Conference on Artificial Life (Paris, France, 8-12 August 2011). Proceedings, pp. 789 - 796. T. Lenaerts, M. Giacobini, H. Bersini, P. Bourgine, M. Dorigo, R. Doursat (eds.). MIT Press, 2011.  image   image
Trianni V., Tuci E. Swarm Cognition and Artificial Life. In: ECAL 2009 - Advances in Artificial Life. Darwin Meets von Neumann. 10th Europen Conference, ECAL 2009, Budapest, Hungary, September 13-16, 2009. Pt. 2 (Budapest, 13-16 September 2011). Proceedings, pp. 270 - 277. G. Kampis, I. Karsai, E. Szathmáry (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 5778). Springer, 2011.  image   image   image

   2010
Morlino G., Trianni V., Tuci E. Collective Perception in a Swarm of Autonomous Robots. In: ICEC 2010 - International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (Valencia, Spain, 24-26 October 2010). Proceedings, pp. 51 - 59. J. Filipe and J. Kacprzyk (eds.). SciTePress, Science and Technology Publications, INSTICC, Setubal, Portugal, 2010.  image   image
Sperati V., Trianni V., Nolfi S. Evolution of self-organised path formation in a swarm of robots. In: 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS2010), (Berlin, ). Proceedings, 2010.
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Re-engineering evolution: A study in self-organising synchronisation. In: 12th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALife XII) (Cambridge, ). Proceedings, 2010.

   2008
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Self-Organising Sync in a Robotic Swarm. In: First International Workshop on Non-Linear Dynamics and Synchronization (INDS08) (Klagenfurt, ). Proceedings, 2008.
Tuci E., Ampatzis C., Trianni V., Christensen A., Dorigo M. Self-assembly in physical autonomous robots: the evolutionary robotics approach. In: Artificial Life XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (Winchester, ). Proceedings, 2008.

   2007
Ampatizis C., Tuci E., Trianni V., Dorigo M. Evolution of Signalling in a Group of Robots Controlled by Dynamic Neural Networks. In: SAB 2006 - Swarm Robotics, Second International Workshop, SAB 2006, Rome, Italy, September 30-October 1, 2006. (Rome, 30 September-1 October 2006). Proceedings, pp. 173 - 188. E. Sahin, W.M. Spears, A.F.T. Winfield (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4433). Springer, 2007.  image   image
Trianni V., Ampatzis C., Christensen A., Tuci E., Dorigo M., Nolfi S. From Solitary to Collective Behaviours: Decision Making and Cooperation. In: ECAL 2007 - Advances in Artificial Life,9th European Conference, ECAL 2007. Proceedings (Lisbon, 10-14 September 2007). Proceedings, pp. 575 - 584. F. Almeida e Costa, L. M. Rocha, E. Costa, I. Harvey, A. Coutinho (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4648). Springer, 2007.  image   image   image

   2005
Ampatzis C., Tuci E., Trianni V., Dorigo M. Evolving communicating agents that integrate information over time: A real robot experiment. In: eventh International Conference on Artificial Evolution (EA 20052005.
Tuci E., Trianni V., Ampatzis C. Robotica evolutiva e scenari non-markoviani. In: II Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale, CNR (Roma,, ). Atti, 2005.

Editorials

   2011
Trianni V., Tuci E., Passino K. Special issue on Swarm Cognition. vol. 11 (5) pp. 1 - 2. Special issue on Swarm Cognition. V. Trianni, E. Tuci, K.M. Passino (eds.). Springer, 2011.  image   image   image

Abstracts

   2014
Reina A., Dorigo M., Trianni V. Collective decision making in distributed systems inspired by honeybees behaviour. In: AAMAS '14 - 2014 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. Proceedings (Paris, 5-9 May 2014). Abstract, pp. 1421 - 1422. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2014.  image