Analysis of Swarm Behaviors Based on an Inversion of the Fluctuation Theorem

  title={Analysis of Swarm Behaviors Based on an Inversion of the Fluctuation Theorem},
  author={Heiko Hamann and Thomas Schmickl and Karl Crailsheim},
  journal={Artificial Life},
A grand challenge in the field of artificial life is to find a general theory of emergent self-organizing systems. In swarm systems most of the observed complexity is based on motion of simple entities. Similarly, statistical mechanics focuses on collective properties induced by the motion of many interacting particles. In this article we apply methods from statistical mechanics to swarm systems. We try to explain the emergent behavior of a simulated swarm by applying methods based on the… 
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