Gathering of the Hive: Investigating the clustering behaviour of honeybees through art and swarm robotics
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Original versionRoen HH, Varankian V, Nichele S, Bergaust K: Gathering of the Hive: Investigating the clustering behaviour of honeybees through art and swarm robotics. In: Fellermann, Bacardit J, Goni-Moreno, Fuchslin. ALIFE 2019: Proceedings of the 2019 Artificial Life Conference, 2019. MIT Press p. 505-506 https://dx.doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00212
In the Gathering of the Hive project, the societal and ecological implications, as well as technological possibilities of swarm robotics are explored through artistic methodology applied to Artificial Life. These matters are examined through an algorithm inspired by the clustering behaviour of honeybees applied to a swarm of Thymio robots interacting in a physical, changing environment. This work is a part of the ongoing FELT project (Futures of Living Technologies), which explores artificial life systems through art and technology.