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Analysis and modeling of ants’ behavior from single to multi-body

Hayashi, Y., Yuki, M., Sugawara, K., Kikuchi, T. and Tsuji, K. (2008) Analysis and modeling of ants’ behavior from single to multi-body. Artificial Life and Robotics, 13 (1). pp. 120-123. ISSN 1614-7456

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s10015-008-0571-z

Abstract/Summary

In order to shed light on the collective behavior of social insects, we analyzed the behavior of ants from single to multi-body. In an experimental set-up, ants are placed in hemisphere without a nest and food. Trajectory of ants is recorded. From this bottom-up approach, we found that collective behavior of ants as follows: 1. Activity of single ant increases and decreases periodically. 2. Spontaneous meeting process is observed between two ants and meeting spot of two ants is localized in hemisphere. 3. Result on division of labor is obtained between two ants.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:30819
Publisher:Springer

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