Accession Number:

ADA295622

Title:

Cooperative Physics of Fly Swarms: An Emergent Behavior.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

We have simulated the behavior of several artificial flies, interacting visually with each other. Each fly is described by a simple tracking system Poggio and Reichardt, 1973 Land and Collett, 1974 which summarizes behavioral experiments in which individual flies fixate a target. Our main finding is that the interaction of theses implemodules gives rise to a variety of relatively complex behaviors. In particular, we observe a swarm-like behavior of a group of many artificial flies for certain reasonable ranges of our tracking system parameters.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE