Collective sensing random dots

Bath, D.E., Graving, J.M., Walter, T., Vizcaíno, J.P. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) Collective sensing in mobile animal groups, in revision.

Geometry of Decision Making

Sridhar, V.H., Li, L., Gorbonos, D., Nagy, M., Schell, B.R., Sorochkin, T., Gov, N.S. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) The geometry of decision-making, submitted.

Vortex phase matching as a strategy for schooling in robots and in fish, Nature Communications

Robots help to answer age-old question of why fish school

by Carla Avolio

Study using biomimetic fish-like robots shows that swimming closely together offers fish hydrodynamic benefits – research project with participation from University of Konstanz researchers provides first experimental validation of an answer to an old question.

A fish school is a striking demonstration of synchronicity. Yet centuries of study have left a basic question unanswered: do fish save energy by swimming in schools?

Side-by-side swimming

Li, L., Ravi, S., Xie, G. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) Using a robotic platform to study the influence of relative tailbeat phase on the energetic costs of side-by-side swimming in fish, in review.

Army ant scaffolding structures

Lutz, M.J., Reid, C.R., Lustri, C.J., Kao, A.B., Garnier, S. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) Individual error correction drives responsive self-assembly in army ant scaffolding structures, in revision.