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Jan Carlo's major research interests are in the areas of swarm robotics, swarm intelligence and distributed sensing. He is currently the Director of Monash Swarm Robotics Laboratory and is involved in a wide range of research projects on swarms of UAVs, climbing robots and swarm intelligence. He has also been involved in several research projects on distributed control of ground moving vehicles. Jan Carlo has published work at several international conferences and in high level journals. He has also managed projects in both industry and academia.

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Education/Academic qualification


  • Swarm robotics
  • swarm intelligence
  • distributed sensing and actuation

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Projects 2013 2016

XAircraft Quadcopter UAV kit (x5)

Murshed, M., Barca, J. & Kamruzzaman, J.

Collier Charitable Fund


Project: Research

Research Output 2006 2019

  • 16 Conference Paper
  • 8 Article
  • 3 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Review Article

An efficient RANSAC hypothesis evaluation using sufficient statistics for RGB-D pose estimation

Senthooran, I., Murshed, M., Barca, J. C., Kamruzzaman, J. & Chung, H., Jun 2019, In : Autonomous Robots. 43, 5, p. 1257-1270 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A survey of dynamic parameter setting methods for nature-inspired swarm intelligence algorithms

Phan, H. D., Ellis, K., Barca, J. C. & Dorin, A., 20 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Neural Computing and Applications. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

A low cost omnidirectional relative localization sensor for swarm applications

Kohlbacher, A., Eliasson, J., Acres, K., Chung, H. & Barca, J. C., 2018, IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, February 5-8, 2048 - Singapore: Proceedings . Mueller, H., Rongshan, Y. & Skarmeta, A. (eds.). New York NY USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 694-699 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Data transfer via UAV swarm behaviours: rule generation, evolution and learning

Smith, P., Hunjet, R., Aleti, A. & Barca, J. C., Jun 2018, In : Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy. 6, 2, p. 35-57 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hyper-heuristic online learning for self-assembling swarm robots

Yu, S., Aleti, A., Barca, J. C. & Song, A., 2018, Computational Science – ICCS 2018 : 18th International Conference Wuxi, China, June 11–13, 2018 Proceedings, Part I. Shi, Y., Fu, H., Tian, Y., V. Krzhizhanovskaya, V., Harold Lees, M., Dongarra, J. & M. A. Sloot, P. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 167-180 14 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; vol. 10860).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review