We are an interdisciplinary research lab that studies the mechanisms underlying the coordination of large animal groups, such as ant colonies or human crowds, and their applications to complex problems such the organization of pedestrian traffic or the control of robotic swarms. We study how information is exchanged and transformed during interactions between the members of a group, and how this can lead to the emergence of "intelligent" group behaviors. In short, we study Swarm Intelligence.

Deborah Gordon on Swarm Intelligence

I just discovered this short video by Bassett & Partners in which Deborah Gordon explains the fundamental principles of Swarm Intelligence in a very clear and accessible way. Deborah Gordon is a Professor at Stanford University, specialist of ants in general and task allocation in ant colonies in particular.

Swarm Intelligence - Bassett Inspiration Series from Bassett Inspiration on Vimeo.

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