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Pages 1114-1115
First published 2 September 2013

Family Bird: A Heterogeneous Simulated Flock

Jure Demšar, Iztok Lebar Bajec


Since the phenomena of bird flocking is so fascinating, there is no shortage of computer models that try to visualize this mesmerizing spectacle. However, the quality of artificially modelled flocks is currently not on par with their counterparts in nature. We believe the main reason for this lies in the homogeneous structure of flocks in computer models. In this article we show how just a pinch of heterogeneousness can increase the repertoire of displayed behaviours.