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) : Poggio, M. ; Poggio, T.

PDF Url : ADA295622

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 14

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.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *WINGED INSECTS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, INTERACTIONS, PARAMETERS, TRACKING, THESES, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, BEHAVIOR, FREE FLIGHT TRAJECTORIES.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE