Friday, November 25, 2005

Flock Behavior Modelled From Birds and Bees

A student at the Technion observed the behavior of flocks of wild animals such as storks, wasps, and ants created a computer model of their behavior. The newly formed algorithm will allow a group of unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAV’s, to perform various tactical operations in hostile territory.

Even if one of the UAV’s is damaged or has to return to base to refuel the mission can continue without it, or can even ask for a replacement. A chain of command can also be created whereas if the group leader is hit another UAV can take over.

The system is designed to be completely autonomous, but with the ability to hand over the control to a human operator at any time.

IsraCast: Technology in Israel

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