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



  • Nov. 1, 2020 Submission of full/short papers
  • Feb. 1, 2021 Notification of acceptance
  • March 15, 2021 Camera-ready submission and Fee payment deadline
  • March 15, 2021 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