Computer Science professor awarded grant to study cooperative behavior
Melanie Moses, associate professor of Computer Science, will use iAnts - autonomous robots with iPhone brains that were built in her lab - to simulate how sensing, navigation, and communication behaviors affect collective search success in a variety of real world environments.
Cooperation is essential to a successful society. From children getting along on the playground to workers co-existing harmoniously on a job, without cooperation, not much would be accomplished.
Cooperation is also found in our bodies, with trillions of immune cells flowing through our blood vessels and crawling through our tissues, collectively fighting disease. It’s present in the ground we walk on, too, with millions of ants cooperatively searching for food to survive in their environment.
2014 16th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference