Designing Collective Behavior in a Termite-Inspired Robot Construction Team

@article{Werfel2014DesigningCB,
  title={Designing Collective Behavior in a Termite-Inspired Robot Construction Team},
  author={Justin Werfel and Kirstin H. Petersen and Radhika Nagpal},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={343},
  pages={754 - 758}
}
Robots programmed with simple construction rules can work independently but collectively to build a complex structure. [Also see Perspective by Korb] Complex systems are characterized by many independent components whose low-level actions produce collective high-level results. Predicting high-level results given low-level rules is a key open challenge; the inverse problem, finding low-level rules that give specific outcomes, is in general still less understood. We present a multi-agent… Expand
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