Ants, Bacteria and Dynamic Environments

Posted 2 Dec 2005 at 18:54 UTC by steve Share This

Vitorino Ramos, Carlos Fernandes, and Agostinho C. Rosa have released a new paper titled On Ants, Bacteria and Dynamic Environments (PDF format). The paper observes similarities between the swarm behaviors of ants and recently observed social interactions between bacteria. Both show sophisticated patterns of self-organizing behaviour. These behaviours are related to the idea of stigmergy, where "the worker does not direct his work, but is guided by it". The results of software simulations of ant and bacteria colonies are discussed.

Robot Communications, posted 3 Dec 2005 at 10:07 UTC by campp1 » (Master)

Pretty concise article. From what I can discern goo from ants and molecules from bacteria cause actions in individuals that contribute to the overall success/survival of the group.


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