Wolf-pack (Canis lupus) hunting strategies emerge from simple rules in computational simulations

@article{Muro2011WolfpackL,
  title={Wolf-pack (Canis lupus) hunting strategies emerge from simple rules in computational simulations},
  author={Cristina Muro and Ram{\'o}n Escobedo and Lee Spector and Raymond Coppinger},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2011},
  volume={88},
  pages={192-197}
}
We have produced computational simulations of multi-agent systems in which wolf agents chase prey agents. We show that two simple decentralized rules controlling the movement of each wolf are enough to reproduce the main features of the wolf-pack hunting behavior: tracking the prey, carrying out the pursuit, and encircling the prey until it stops moving. The rules are (1) move towards the prey until a minimum safe distance to the prey is reached, and (2) when close enough to the prey, move away… Expand
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