Information transfer in a swarm of soldier crabs

Takenori Tomaru, Hisashi Murakami, Takayuki Niizato, Yuta Nishiyama, Kohei Sonoda, Toru Moriyama, Yukio Pegio Gunji

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Abstract

Collective behavior is broadly observed in animal groups such as insect swarm, bird flock, and fish school. Both theoretical studies and field observations have investigated possible underlying principles based on local interaction among individuals in a group without global information via conductors or leaders. Information transferred among individuals would play a key role to understand it. In this study, to investigate how individual in a swarm uses information of its own past behavior or swarm mates’ behavior, we analyzed behavior of soldier crabs Mictyris guinotae in terms of local active information storage and local transfer entropy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalArtificial Life and Robotics
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Collective behavior
  • Information transfer
  • Soldier crabs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Artificial Intelligence

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