Complex Systems

Robust Soldier Crab Ball Gate Download PDF

Yukio-Pegio Gunji
Yuta Nishiyama
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Kobe University
Kobe 657-8501, Japan

Andrew Adamatzky
Unconventional Computing Centre
University of the West of England
Bristol, United Kingdom

Abstract

Soldier crabs Mictyris guinotae exhibit pronounced swarming behavior. Swarms of the crabs are tolerant of perturbations. In computer models and laboratory experiments we demonstrate that swarms of soldier crabs can implement logical gates when placed in a geometrically constrained environment.