Coordinated by the Service d’écologie sociale of the Université libre de Bruxelles in the frame of the European project « Leurre », the research has experimentally demonstrated the possibility to realize mixed groups of cockroaches and robots making the choice of shared shelter.
The researchers have observed collective behaviours based on self-organization in different group-living animals, from insects to vertebrates. Those findings in biology have stimulated engineers to study the possibility to use these models to elaborate multirobots systems based on self-organization.
The study presented in Science (11/16/07) combines those two aspects : it shows that individuals, natural or artificial, are all perceived as equivalent. The collective decisions emerges from nonlinear feedbacks based on local interactions. Even when in the minority, robots are able to modulate the collective behaviour of the mixed groups and to produce shelter choices non-observed in their absence.
Led by the ULB (Service de écologie sociale), the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and biologists from the CNRS at the Université de Rennes 1, the research demonstrates for the first time the possibility to use autonomous artificial agents to study and control self-organized social behaviour in group-living animals.
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So-called quantum many-body scars allow quantum systems to stay out of equilibrium much longer, explaining experiment | Study published in Nature Physics
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The historic first detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes far outside our galaxy opened a new window to understanding the universe. A...
A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms by observing their light emission. This fundamental demonstration could lead to the development of highly sensitive optical gradiometers for the precise measurement of the gravitational field or the earth's magnetic field.
The age of quantum technology has long been heralded. Decades of research into the quantum world have led to the development of methods that make it possible...
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