[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP130101670]
Researchers A/Prof Ashley Ward; A/Prof Mary Myerscough; Prof Dr Jens Krause; Dr Jerome Buhl
Brief description This project will discover the effect of leadership and social structure on collective motion in schools of damselfish, swarms of honey bees and human pedestrians using videoed experiments and computer simulations. These findings will be important in preventing crowd stampedes, understanding risky road crossing behaviour and designing 'swarms' of robots.
Funding Amount $360,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects