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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

- André Gide


Short Bio

Benjamin Fine is a Ph.D. Candidate in computer science at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He received his BS degree in computer science from the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC). His research aims to analyze, understand, model, and control distributed systems that display social behaviors. He has published papers on biologically inspired multiple robot systems, group manipulation using static environments, robotic theater, sensing requirements for flocking motions in homogeneous groups, and on the current state of flocking and swarming literature. Other interest include computer science and music education.

Selected Publications

Benjamin T. Fine and Dylan Shell. “Unifying Microscopic Flocking Motion Model for Virtual, Robotic,
and Biological Flock Members”, Autonomous Robots. Springer Netherlands, October 2013.

Benjamin T. Fine and Dylan Shell. “Eliciting Collective Behaviors through Automatically Generated
Environments” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Tokyo, Japan.
November 2013.

Benjamin T. Fine and Dylan Shell. “Examining the Information Requirements for Flocking Motion”
International Conference on Adaptive Behaviour. Odense, Denmark. August 27-31, 2012.

Benjamin T. Fine and Dylan Shell. “Flocking: don’t need no stinkin’ robot recognition.” IEEE/RSJ
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. San Francisco, California, USA. September
25-30, 2011.


For more detailed information please my curriculum vitae.