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How are technological advances inspired by swarming animals?


Project Swarm is a website about Swarm Intelligence, that I made when I was 17.

It's an interactive website - start by reading the Abstract, and use the links in the bar across the top of the page to progress from there. You could download a printer-friendly version of the essay, but then you'd be missing out on the videos and my swarm simulation!

The swarm simulation uses HTML5 canvas, so it needs a modern browser to work. Chrome and Firefox are pretty good.

Here's the swarm app that I built:


Click on the image to open, drag the slider to increase the number of boids, and to close click outside the box. Read Chapter 2 to learn more about the app.

The website uses Shadowbox and Disqus. All images used are in the public domain.