A collection of technologies for developing, simulating and executing swarm tactics at scale
The BBN team is creating a collection of tools and technologies for developing, simulating, and executing tasks with swarms of unmanned systems to enable researchers to create and test their own swarm tactics and supporting technologies.
This website is part of a Swarm Tactics Exchange portal, designed as an online community for swarm tactics developers to share ideas, algorithms, tactics, output, questions, and success stories.
We are conducting regular swarm challenges where we are selecting, integrating, deploying, and evaluating swarm tactics developed from the swarm community.
Interested in participating in the development of swarm tactics and potentially evaluating your work with a live swarm? Contact us here. Also, consider submitting a Sprinter proposal.
A game-based simulation environment for assessing swarm tactics without the need for physical swarm platforms.
A swarm system architecture that facilitates specification and reasoning about swarm behaviors and coordination at the level of team or groups rather than individual platforms.
Tools for swarm tactics development, such as a visual interface for “drag and drop” creation and manipulation of swarm tactics.
Support for cross-language tactics development and other control frameworks (e.g., ROS).
A Swarm Tactician’s Immersive Interaction Interface, enabling a multi-modal (speech and gesture), virtual reality based mechanism for swarm command and control.
A physical swarm testbed consisting of both ground and air platforms for conducting live tactics evaluations.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) is soliciting proposals for OFFSET Swarm Sprinters in order to design swarm tactics and/or other supporting elements. DARPA anticipates multiple calls for proposals over the next several years.
ACM GetMobile, December 2020
The BBN CCAST Team has published a short overview article describing CCAST capabilities and field testing results in the December 2020 issue of ACM GetMobile. Pre-print available here.
DARPA OFFSET CCAST FX3 Summary, March 25, 2020 The Unmanned Innovations Lab and our SIFT and OSU teammates competed in the third DARPA OFFSET field experiment with our Command and Control of Aggregate Swarm Tactics (CCAST) unmanned system swarm framework.
DARPA OFFSET Program Calls for Fifth Swarm Sprints, Sep 27, 2019
Drone Swarm Simulation to Realization, Aug 21, 2019
50-Platform drone swarm simulation of building surveillance, Aug 21, 2019