The University of Konstanz will also be funded as a University of Excellence within the context of the new German Excellence Strategy competition--the same program that funded the Cluster of Excellence Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour.
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.
Joint research carried out by the Universities of Konstanz, Stuttgart, Ulm and LMU Munich on the topic of “Quantitative Methods for Visual Computing” to receive additional funding in the amount of approximately eight million euros
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.
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.