Flocking and Swarming

From Smart Mobs:

Blogs of War reports on adavnces in the field of ‘Flocking & Swarming technologies’.

“…For the first time in history, autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have flown using flocking and swarming algorithms,” reports Daniel Preston, chief executive and lead engineer for Atair Aerospace, Inc. (Atair AS).

Flocking and Swarming” are two words used interchangeably to refer to modeled flight that is biologically inspired by the flight of flocking birds and swarming insects. The capability of biological systems to autonomously maneuver, track and pursue evasive targets in a cluttered environment is vastly superior to any engineered system…”

Still remember this book?

(And a hacker once said: “specialization is for insects.”)