Military robots to get swarm intelligence

April 28, 2003 | Source:

DARPA has funded a project to equip a battalion of 120 military robots with swarm intelligence software to enable them to mimic organized insect behavior.

“Swarm intelligence describes the way that complex behaviours can arise from large numbers of individual agents each following very simple rules. For example, ants use the approach to find the most efficient route to a food source.”