I thought I would post some information about some research I have done.
This video shows a simulation of UAVs swarming with an advanced control algorithms.

Seven UAVs are shown, which find a source of fumes or aerosols by measuring the concentration at their actual position. Due to communication and a distributed Extended Kalman Filter they estimate the fumes position. These UAVs fly at a certain concentration line, which in the video is marked blue.
This is just a demonstartion of one kind of task for the swarm.

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Comment by Greg Fletcher on March 30, 2013 at 7:11pm

That's really cool. I have seen patterns like those in my navigation experiments. Infinity of figure 8 tracks. False turn arounds. If you know what an 8 track tape is, your pretty old :)

Comment by Carl La France on March 30, 2013 at 7:33pm

A Greg Fletcher  I had  8 track in my car and in the house . you still see them the odd time at yard sales  . Interesting pattern . have a great day! 

Comment by srinath mallikarjunan on March 31, 2013 at 11:11am

How do they avoid the obstacles? Do they keep recomputing trajectories as they fly?

Comment by vorney thomas on February 26, 2016 at 6:04am

where can find your paper and some reference about your algorithm statement?

Comment by Armin Strobel on March 3, 2016 at 5:46am

Hi Thomas,

even though this video is pretty old, I haven’t published it yet. I will publish it in the next few months. But I gave in 2011 a talk at a workshop in Germany.

http://www.dglr.de/fileadmin/inhalte/dglr/fb/l3/veranstaltungen/l3_...

The talk is in German, but should give you an impression. If you have a any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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