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Analysis and modeling of Diacamma workers’ behavior

Yuki, M., Hayashi, Y. and Sugawara, K. (2009) Analysis and modeling of Diacamma workers’ behavior. In: International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics.

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It is well-known that social insects such as ants show interesting collective behaviors. How do they organize such behaviors? To expand understanding of collective behaviors of social insects, we focused on ants, Diacamma, and analyzed the behavior of a few individuals. In an experimental set-up, ants are placed in hemisphere without a nest and food and the trajectory of ants is recorded. From this bottom-up approach, we found following characteristics: 1. Activity of individuals increases and decreases periodically. 2. Spontaneous meeting process is observed between two ants and meeting spot of two ants is localized in the experimental field.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:40683
Uncontrolled Keywords:social insects, ant, meeting process, multi-body dynamics

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