Researchers are always working on developing smarter swarming robots. DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics is a program that involves testing autonomous robots to complete tasks in the field. OFFSET is all about using these robots to isolate an urban objective. A human-swarm interface would enable users to monitor and direct hundreds of unmanned drones in real-time.
OFFSET will also have:
A real-time, networked virtual environment that would support a physics-based, swarm tactics game. In the game, players would use the interface to rapidly explore, evolve, and evaluate swarm tactics to see which would potentially work best, whether using various unmanned systems in the real world or exploring innovative synthetic technologies in the virtual one
The above video shows a rent field experiment at Fort Benning, Georgia.