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Mapping Out The Unknown With Cyborg Bug Swarms
2013-10-16 15:10:20

Researchers at North Carolina State University are looking to bugs, namely cockroaches, to help them with a mapping problem. The researchers are looking to map tricky spaces, such as collapsed buildings, by letting a swarm of cyber cockroaches, dubbed biobots, explore such areas.

Jellyfish Shredding Robot
2013-10-04 13:03:57

Korean engineers have devised a robotic system called JEROS to combat massive jellyfish blooms by sucking in the gelatinous organisms, grinding them up and spitting them back out as benign goo.

Animal Behavior Study Provides Novel Thinking In Robot Control
2013-10-01 06:39:47

Animals deposit marks wherever they go to show their presence, according to a new study from the University of Bristol and Princeton University. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, this study also shows that animals will retreat from marks left by a member of the same species more quickly if the mark they encounter is recent.

Citizen Scientists: Play A Game, Teach A Robot
2013-09-10 04:19:37

Researchers at Rice University's Multi-Robot Systems Laboratory (MRSL) are refining their control algorithms for robotic swarms based on data from five free online games that anyone can play.

2013-08-22 23:20:16

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Discovering Why And How Swarming Evolved
2013-06-05 14:46:40

Many animals – from locusts to fish – live in groups and swarm, but scientists aren't sure why or how this behavior evolved. Now a multidisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists has used a model system to show for the first time that predator confusion can make prey evolve swarming behavior.

Satellite Imagery Helps North Africa Fight Locust Plagues
2013-04-08 09:14:54

DMC International Imaging (DMCii) is helping The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) to predict the spread of locust plagues across North Africa as part of a pro-active approach to tackle the destructive phenomenon using satellite imagery.


Latest Swarm behaviour Reference Libraries

Red Locust, Nomadacris septemfasciata
2013-07-10 15:41:21

The red locust (Nomadacris septemfasciata) is a species of grasshopper that is native to Sub-Saharan Africa, where it prefers to swarm moist areas like seasonal floodplains. It can be found in areas with grain, its main food source, and areas with some tree cover. Adults are typically brownish-tan in color and can reach an average body length between 2.4 and 3.3 inches depending upon the sex, with females growing larger. Young individuals of this species can vary in color depending upon which...

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