Dr. Luiz Carlos Forti, professor at UNESP (Sào Paulo State University, Brazil), leads the excavation of a huge subterranean megalopolis built by Leafcutter ants that spanned an area of more than 538 square feet and delved 26 feet into the earth.
This robots swarm take ispiration from the behaviour of honey bees swarm.
When hunting honey bees choose a new location, the collective choice they make is the result of simple interaction between the swarm members.
Can we consider individual ants as analogous to individual neurons?
Deborah Gordon, a biologist at Stanford University, has identified striking similarities in how ant colonies, brains, cells and computer networks regulate themselves. She says:
Swarm Intelligence is contributing to improve our robotics systems, creating new ways to help humans in high risk operations.
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Termites and ants are not the only to perform incredibles swarm intelligence actions think of the school of fish.
Since ancient times men have always imitated nature for their artifacts, Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was a keen observer of the anatomy and flight of birds, and made numerous notes and sketches on his observations as well as sketches of “flying machines”.
It comes defined “MURMURATION” a Starling flock. This term describes the rustle caused by thousands of wings that move in unison as if they would be words whispered. Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. More…
Some years ago Southwest Airlines got trouble with cargo operations. Indeed many planes were using only 7% of their cargo space and at some airports there wasn’t enough capacity to accommodate scheduled loads of freight, leading to bottlenecks.
About ten years ago many Telephone companies faced the problems of congested telecom network. To solve the problems researchers from Hewlett-Packard’s laboratories in Bristol, England, developed a computer program based on ant-foraging principles that routes such calls efficiently.