The Research Meeting and School on Distributed Computing by Mobile Robots took place August 15-18, 2010 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Distributed robot computing is the study of complexity and computability in systems where the computational entities themselves are capable of movement within the spatial universe they inhabit. The field has applications in areas as diverse as autonomous robots moving in a terrain, software agents moving in a network, autonomous intelligent vehicles, wireless mobile ad-hoc networks, and networks of mobile sensors.
The goal of the research meeting is to bring together researchers working in this areas in order to exchange problems, ideas, techniques, and results. The objective is to create a clearer picture of the state of the art in the field, to identify outstanding open problems and research directions, and to foster collaborative investigation of selected problems.
The event included participation by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, who attended it as a research school.
There were lectures of a survey/tutorial nature, invited talks on specific current research topics and open problems. The discussion and study of these open problems constituted an integral part of the event.
In its dual nature of research meeting and research school we expect that the event exposed graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to important problems in this growing field.
Due to its particular nature, the number of participants was limited.