At this year’s Breaking the Surface workshop LARICS and LABUST researchers demonstrated the functionality of the underwater heterogeneous swarm developed within the project subCULTron. This demonstration gained a lot of attention, and we got many interesting questions and ideas from attendees.
After the BtS workshop, the FER part of the subCULTron consortium stayed in Biograd na Moru to conduct further experiments with the swarm. Experiments included aMussel drifting freely in the Biograd aquatorium and monitoring the environment, implementing consensus algorithms for the underwater system using scheduled acoustic communication, autonomous docking and formation control. Our experiments were successful, we gained a lot of insights into the functioning of the swarm and are looking forward to working on the project goals and challenges in the following year.