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3 Robot Ants (Alices) Pursuing a Light Trail

Caption: This image shows the robot ants (Alices) pursuing a light trail around the constructed maze.

Credit: Simon Garnier: Garnier S, Combe M, Jost C, Theraulaz G (2013) Do Ants Need to Estimate the Geometrical Properties of Trail Bifurcations to Find an Efficient Route? A Swarm Robotics Test Bed. PLOS Comput Biol 9(3): e1002903. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002903.

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