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Controlling ant-based construction

Controlling ant-based construction
Controlling ant-based construction
This paper investigates the dynamics of decentralised nest construction in the ant species Leptothorax tuberointerruptus, exploring the contribution of, and interaction between, a pheromone building template and a physical building template (the bodies of the ants themselves). We present a continuous-space model of ant behaviour capable of generating ant-like nest structures, the integrity and shapes of which are non-trivially determined by choice of parameters and the building template(s) employed. We go on to demonstrate that the same behavioural algorithm is capable of generating a somewhat wider range of architectural forms, and discuss its limitations and potential extensions.
9780262317092
151-158
MIT Press
Pitonakova, Lenka
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Bullock, Seth
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Liò, Pietro
Miglino, Orazio
Nicosia, Giuseppe
Nolfi, Stefano
Pavone, Mario
Pitonakova, Lenka
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Bullock, Seth
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Liò, Pietro
Miglino, Orazio
Nicosia, Giuseppe
Nolfi, Stefano
Pavone, Mario

Pitonakova, Lenka and Bullock, Seth (2013) Controlling ant-based construction. Liò, Pietro, Miglino, Orazio, Nicosia, Giuseppe, Nolfi, Stefano and Pavone, Mario (eds.) In Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2013. Proceedings of the Twelfth European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems. MIT Press. pp. 151-158 . (doi:10.7551/978-0-262-31709-2-ch023).

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This paper investigates the dynamics of decentralised nest construction in the ant species Leptothorax tuberointerruptus, exploring the contribution of, and interaction between, a pheromone building template and a physical building template (the bodies of the ants themselves). We present a continuous-space model of ant behaviour capable of generating ant-like nest structures, the integrity and shapes of which are non-trivially determined by choice of parameters and the building template(s) employed. We go on to demonstrate that the same behavioural algorithm is capable of generating a somewhat wider range of architectural forms, and discuss its limitations and potential extensions.

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Published date: 2013
Venue - Dates: Twelfth European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Taormina, Italy, 2013-09-01 - 2013-09-05
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 361147
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/361147
ISBN: 9780262317092
PURE UUID: 70c45559-ea0a-42de-a942-7b2656a09285
ORCID for Lenka Pitonakova: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3633-7302

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Date deposited: 15 Jan 2014 13:19
Last modified: 09 Apr 2020 16:32

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Author: Lenka Pitonakova ORCID iD
Author: Seth Bullock
Editor: Pietro Liò
Editor: Orazio Miglino
Editor: Giuseppe Nicosia
Editor: Stefano Nolfi
Editor: Mario Pavone

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