A robot swarm might sound like something from a sinister science fiction movie. But in the real world, a swarm of robots could do a lot of good. They could clear a beach of garbage, retrieve plastic from the ocean or build a habitable abode on Mars.
Draft roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud paves the way for a governance structure to be in place by the end of 2018. A ‘soft overlay’ will gradually pull resources across Europe into a seamless whole