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Ants Build Cheapest Networks

February 17th, 2011 02:13 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


schliz writes “When building a network from scratch, Argentine ants tend to connect their nests in the way that, while more inconvenient for individual ants, requires the minimum amount of trail. Researchers studying ‘supercolonies’ of the ants found them building networks that closely resembled the mathematical shortest path — a Steiner tree. They hope to apply their work to self-healing, organic computing networks of self-organising sensors, robots, computers, and autonomous cars.” This story adds to the earlier report of ants’ networking prowess.

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