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Group behavior

The behavior of groups is one of the main fields in the studies of self-organization. This may be the way groups collectivly move towards a favorite food source or nesting site, like it is described here.

But also the “simple” but well known movement patterns like herds, flocking, swarming or fish-schooling arise very interesting questions:

How can the whole flock act like single individuum ?

What individual behavioral patterns lead to this behavior ?

How does the whole flock prevent to bump into obstacles ?

How does it avoid predators ?

Some of these questions are solved and demonstrated by a special multi-agent models. The following ones are online available yet:

 

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