ICARUS has been switched on: Testing has started

The animal observation system ICARUS on the International Space Station (ISS) with participation of the University of Konstanz entered its test phase today, 10 July 2019 – opening up major opportunities for global tracking of animal collectives and making important advancements to our understanding of collective sensing and intelligence.

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A new era in the behaviou­ral sciences

The research team around Iain Couzin is revolutionizing the study of collectives by using artificial intelligence. The researchers teach computers to see what humans cannot: patterns amid the mind boggling complexity of animal collective behaviour.

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Swarm research in Science

Work published today by the group of Clemens Bechinger reveals a much simpler and remarkably robust rule with which individuals spontaneously form a stable group: It only requires that individuals have a forward and long range vision, a basic ability of many living organisms.

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Three HFSP grants awarded

Projects by three researchers in the Centre for Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour, Dina Dechmann, Alex Jordan and Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin, have been selected for prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program Grants - representing almost 10% of the 34 total projects selected in the global competition.

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How to tame a fox

Lee Alan Dugatkin to present critically-acclaimed popular science book “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)” at the University of Konstanz.

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