Go to the Locust and be wise
Nature provides us with countless examples of swarms—aggregates of many individuals, each acting and making individual decisions in a shared environment, in a highly distributed asynchronous manner, based on limited perception of the individual’s immediate surroundings. Despite these severe limitations, swarms can produce group behavior that seems mindful: goal oriented, coordinated, and robust……
This innovative methodology for swarm research seeks to push the science towards its interdisciplinary roots, and specifically for the case of locusts, carry the promise of addressing catastrophic agricultural problems that have plagued humanity for thousands of years.
Prof. Amir Ayali
From individual behavior to collective motion: from locusts to locust-inspired robots
Prof. Alfred M. Bruckstein
The Grasshopper and the Ant: Analysis and Synthesis of Biologically Inspired Multi-agent Robotic Systems