Welcome to OceanLab
Ocean Lab is a research facility established to develop practical engineering solutions for getting useful activity out of systems that are too complex to control in a straightforward fashion. We are particularly interested in multi-agent robotic systems such as robotic swarms.
The premise is that appropriate behavior can be promoted to occur spontaneously in systems consisting of large numbers of simple agents by infusing their interactions, between themselves and with the environment, with the same thermodynamic principles that cause natural systems to spontaneously organize.
Through hands-on engineering and real world testing we aim to find useful applications of these principles in multi-agent systems that are too complex, too remote or in an environment that is too uncertain to allow for centralized control.