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Do Ants Need to Estimate the Geometrical Properties of Trail Bifurcations to Find an Efficient Route? A Swarm Robotics Test Bed

  • Simon Garnier mail,

    garnier@njit.edu

    Affiliations: Centre de Recherche sur la Cognition Animale, UMR-CNRS 5169, Université Paul Sabatier, Bât 4R3, Toulouse, France, CNRS, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France, Department of Biological Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Maud Combe,

    Affiliations: Centre de Recherche sur la Cognition Animale, UMR-CNRS 5169, Université Paul Sabatier, Bât 4R3, Toulouse, France, CNRS, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France

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  • Christian Jost,

    Affiliations: Centre de Recherche sur la Cognition Animale, UMR-CNRS 5169, Université Paul Sabatier, Bât 4R3, Toulouse, France, CNRS, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France

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  • Guy Theraulaz

    Affiliations: Centre de Recherche sur la Cognition Animale, UMR-CNRS 5169, Université Paul Sabatier, Bât 4R3, Toulouse, France, CNRS, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France

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  • Published: March 28, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002903

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Press coverage for "Do Ants Need to Estimate the Geometrical Properties of Trail Bifurcations to Find an Efficient Route? A Swarm Robotics Test Bed"

Posted by PLoS_CompBiol on 19 Apr 2013 at 14:19 GMT

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