General Interest
  • Understanding, modeling, and manipulating groups that display social
  • Distributed robotics
  • Group-level modeling and social behaviors
  • Emergence and self-organization
  • Computer Science and Robotics education
  • Robotics in the performing arts
Current Projects
This work explores ways of manipulating group behaviors from agents with uncertain dynamics. By learning how to manipulate groups, we can gain deeper insights to the groups themselves.
Group Control
Mult-Robot Systems
This work takes systematic approaches to understanding microscopic behavioral models and how to represent and understand the same group at a macroscopic level.
Photo by sandeep damre on Unsplash
Group Modeling
Multi-Robot Systems
This work aims to more objectively select robot platforms for educational settings by connecting technical specification to pedagogical needs.
Selecting a Robot for Teaching

Recent Publications

Jory Denny and Benjamin T. Fine, “Topology-based Group Routing in Partially Known Environments,” 35th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) 2020, Brno, Czech Republic, to appear, March 30 – April 2, 2020, Brno, Czech Republic.

Benjamin T. Fine and Jory Denny. “Review of Robots for Computer Science Curriculum”. The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. CCSC Northeastern Conference. Mahwah, New Jersey. June 2020.

Benjamin T. Fine. “Developing a Robotics Courses for Undergraduate Curriculum – Poster”, The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. CCSC Northeastern Conference. West Haven, Connecticut. June 2019.

Benjamin T. Fine and Jory Denny. “Narrow the Scope to Deepen the Study: A Recommendation for Undergraduate Robotics Courses”, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, March 2019.