autonomous learning agents for decentralised data and information networks

The ALADDIN Project

  • Watch the project video featuring comments from academic and industrial partners showcasing the major achievements of the project.

ALADDIN is a multi-million pound multi-disciplinary research project funded by a BAE Systems and EPSRC strategic partnership. It involved a number of leading research groups from Imperial College London, University of Southampton, University of Bristol, and University of Oxford.

The project was concerned with developing mechanisms, architectures, and techniques to deal with the dynamic and uncertain nature of distributed and decentralised intelligent systems.

Disaster management was the chosen application domain as the world faces an urgent need for better means to deal with such situations where a number of actors have to coordinate their activities when facing significant degrees of uncertainty and where the context is very dynamic.

The project ran from 2005 to 2010 and over its lifespan produced more than 150 publications, won a number of awards including the Engineer award in 2009, produced new disaster simulation platforms, and generated a number of patents and technologies that have been exploited by the associated industrial partners.

The project has now come to an end and has led to a new follow-on EPSRC-funded programme grant called ORCHID.

RobocupRescue v1.0

The RoboCupRescue disaster simulation platform version 1.0 was developed as part of the ALADDIN project.

Learn more about RobocupRescue v1.0 »


Gaussian Processes have been developed to predict sensor readings on the Bramblet sensor network on the south coast of England.

Learn more about LiveSensors! »


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