Critical properties of unlimited gliding: Unexpected flocking behavior driven by the exchange of information
Marta Bigus , Agata Fronczak , Piotr Fronczak
AbstractInspired by albatrosses that use thermal lifts to fly across oceans we develop a simple model of gliders that serves us to study theoretical limitations of unlimited exploration of the Earth. Our studies, grounded in physical theory of continuous percolation and biased random walks, allow us to identify a variety of percolation transitions, which are understood as providing potentially unlimited movement through a space in a specified direction. We discover an unexpected phenomenon of self-organization of gliders in clusters, which resembles the flock organization of birds. This self-organization is intriguing, as it occurs thanks to exchange of information only and without any particular rules that could favor the clustering of the gliders (in contrast to the causes well known in literature, like, for example, attractive forces used in the Vicsek-type models or fitness functions used in evolutionary computation).
|Journal series||Physical Review E, ISSN 1539-3755, (A 35 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.3|
|Keywords in English||MULTIPLE UAVS; PERCOLATION; COVERAGE|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Score|| = 35.0, ArticleFromJournal|
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