What Can We Learn from the Bugs, Birds and Bees?

by Laura Ellis on August 11, 2010

The intricate social structure and work divisions within a colony of ants is certainly fascinating (provided the ants haven’t used their skills to invade your home). But did you know that ant behavior has inspired computer programs, telephone network systems, and truck routes? Or that the U.S. Army uses a team of robots whose movements are modeled after the way fish swim in schools? This Thursday we’ll learn more with Peter Miller, author of “The Smart Swarm: How Understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies Can Make Us Better at Communicating, Decision Making, and Getting Things Done.”

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John Helton August 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Awesome topic, Julie… SOA just keeps getting better. Hope your show gets some of HomeGrown’s budget.

PEACE

Robin Fisher August 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Thanks John – I’m glad you enjoy the show!

Robin Fisher – Producer

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