Supported by: DFG-Project, 2014-2017
The goal of the project is to develop and formally analyze distributed algorithms for central problems in the area of self-organizing particle systems. Concretely, we are interested in finding algorithms for the so-called 'smart paint problem', the 'shape formation problem', and 'bridging and covering problems'. In the 'smart paint problem' the problem is to cover the surface of a 2D- or 3D-object with a connected particle structure, in the 'shape formation problem' the goal is to arrange the particles into some desired shape, and in the 'bridging and covering problems' the goal is to cover or bridge gaps by the particles.
Further information here.