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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33936-0-ch054
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First published July 1 2016

Performance Metrics of Collective Coordinated Motion in Flocks

Jorge L. Zapotecatl, Anglica Muoz-Melndez, and Carlos Gershenson

Abstract (Excerpt)

Measurements of coordinated motion in flocks are necessary to evaluate their performance. In this work, a set of quantitative metrics to evaluate the performance of the spatial features exhibited by flocks are introduced and applied to the well-known boids of Reynolds. Our metrics are based on quantitative indicators that have been used to evaluate fish schools. These indicators are revisited and extended as a set of three new metrics that can be used to evaluate and design flocks.