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Swarm-Organ on BBC Radio 4

9 Jul 2014

The PIs of the two UK partners of the SWARM-ORGAN project team, Dr. Veronica Grieneisen, from the Computational and Systems Biology Department of the John Innes Centre, and Prof. Yaochu Jin, from the Department of Computing of the University of Surrey, appeared on BBC Radio 4's weekly science show Frontiers. They discussed how understanding genetic regulatory networks of cells and biological development influences research into developing swarm robots, as well as the challenges and aims of working with actual robots.

To listen to the full episode of Frontiers:

Swarming Robots, head to


Snapshot of simulated swarm dynamics showing bot-trajectories and their current individual states; 
This robot simulator is developed by the SwarmOrgan Consortium 
(acknowledgements: Dr. Matthew Hartley working with Grieneisen Lab, John Innes Centre).[/caption]

Visit JIC's website to read a summary of the interview: