October 18th, 2006

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SWARM Int.

Scientists have shown precisely how the ant’s visual navigation strategy works

On the first trip ants store images of the route as they travel and on later trips to the food site will navigate using a combination of landmarks and memories of the whole landscape. The scientists found the ants even used different sets of landmark memories depending on whether they were on their way to food, or whether they were full and heading back to the nest. Ants store many memories and have mechanisms to activate the right ones.

BBSRC press release

Collett, T.S. publications


Uncrewed aircraft swarm together indoors
A flock of indoor uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) is helping engineers develop smart swarming strategies for larger autonomous surveillance aircraft.

UAV SWARM Health Management Project Website

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