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Research Article

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

About the Authors

Simon Garnier, Maud Combe, Christian Jost, Guy Theraulaz
Centre de Recherche sur la Cognition Animale, UMR-CNRS 5169, Université Paul Sabatier, Bât 4R3, Toulouse, France
Simon Garnier, Maud Combe, Christian Jost, Guy Theraulaz
CNRS, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France
Simon Garnier
Department of Biological Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: garnier@njit.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Participated in the revision of the manuscript: CJ GT. Conceived and designed the experiments: SG CJ GT. Performed the experiments: SG. Analyzed the data: SG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MC. Wrote the paper: SG.