Thursday, 14 May 2015

Ants' movements hide mathematical patterns


Date: May 12, 2015

Source: Plataforma SINC

Summary: When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been demonstrated by a team of mathematicians after analyzing the trails of a species of Argentine ant. Studies like this could be applied to coordinate the movement of micro-robots in cleaning contaminated areas for example.


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