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Research Article

Smart Swarms of Bacteria-Inspired Agents with Performance Adaptable Interactions

  • Adi Shklarsh,

    Affiliations: School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Gil Ariel,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

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  • Elad Schneidman,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Eshel Ben-Jacob mail

    eshel@tamar.tau.ac.il

    Affiliations: School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, The Center for Theoretical and Biological Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Published: September 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002177

About the Authors

Adi Shklarsh
School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Adi Shklarsh, Eshel Ben-Jacob
School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Adi Shklarsh
Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Gil Ariel
Department of Mathematics, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Elad Schneidman
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Eshel Ben-Jacob
The Center for Theoretical and Biological Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: eshel@tamar.tau.ac.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the paper: AS GA ES EBJ. Conceived and designed the model: AS GA ES EBJ. Conceived and designed the algorithm: AS GA ES EBJ.