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When ants teach robots how to build bridges
Forest Jason
Laboratoire d'informatique de Paris 6
jason.forest@noos.fr

Abstract

In my presentation I will begin with a summary of the MAAM project and its goals. Then, I will talk about a species of ants, the Oecophylla, which are able to build living bridges to cross wide gaps. After that, I will explain the subject of my master internship: find a model in order to simulate the building of living bridges of ants in one hand and robots in the other hand. I will show my partial results with pictures and movies and conclude with the work I have to do to complete my internship.

Keywords

living bridges, self-assemblages, Oecophylla ants, MAAM project