# Efficiency and robustness in ant networks of galleries

@article{Buhl2004EfficiencyAR, title={Efficiency and robustness in ant networks of galleries}, author={J. Buhl and J. Gautrais and R. Sol{\'e} and P. Kuntz and S. Valverde and J. Deneubourg and G. Theraulaz}, journal={The European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems}, year={2004}, volume={42}, pages={123-129} }

Abstract.Recent theoretical and empirical studies have focused on the topology of large networks of communication/interactions in biological, social and technological systems. Most of them have been studied in the scope of the small-world and scale-free networks’ theory. Here we analyze the characteristics of ant networks of galleries produced in a 2-D experimental setup. These networks are neither small-worlds nor scale-free networks and belong to a particular class of network, i.e. embedded… Expand

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