The 15th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 2021

The 4th International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics 2021

June 1–4, 2021

Kyoto, Japan


What's new


  • Nov. 1, 2020 Nov. 30, 2020 JST (UTC +09:00) Submission of full/short papers (Extended)

  • Feb. 1, 2021 Notification of acceptance

  • March 15, 2021 JST Camera-ready submission and Fee payment deadline

  • March 15, 2021 JST Submission of abstract

  • June 1-4, 2021 Symposium


Living things achieved perfection through natural selection. A swarm could do many things, which its individuals could not. Swarms do not just adapt to their environment but can construct suitable habitats for their own advantages. A constructive understanding of the intelligence of living things is productive in biology and engineering. The aim of this joint symposium DARS-SWARM2021 is the construction of a bridge between biologists and engineers who are interested in the intelligence of living things and the creation of a new academic field by integrating biology and engineering. This joint symposium will focus on the biological and engineering approaches for understanding swarm behavior, biologically-inspired robotics and distributed autonomous robotic systems. All aspects of swarm behavior and bio-inspired robotics are welcome, including - but not limited to - the following topics:


  • Social insect

  • Evolution cooperation

  • Ethology

  • Social physiology

  • Adaptation

  • Self-organization

  • Sociometry

  • Phase polyphenism

  • Quorum sensing

  • Biomechanics


  • Swarm intelligence

  • Swarm robotics

  • Biomimetics

  • Bio-inspired robotics

  • Multi-agent system

  • Walking robots

  • Modular robotics

  • Decentralized control

  • Distributed system