Uncovering interaction patterns of multi-agent collective motion via complex network analysis

X. Xu, Michael Small, F.J. Pérez-Barbería

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Abstract

Although it is believed that many animals tend to move together as group motion has greater benefit, until now we know only a little on how individuals interact with their neighbors. In this study, we build a directed social network for large herbivores motion based on a complex network analysis framework. By calculating the basic statistics of the two networks (for two interacting species), such as reciprocity coefficient, average path length, clustering coefficient and assortativity coefficient, we find that the induced complex interaction networks (for large herbivores) have the famous 'small-world' property. Moreover, our results indicate that large herbivores (deer and sheep) have a surprising long term memory of interaction relationships and their interaction preference is stable. While we focus our attention on interacting herbivores, the methods we introduce here are expected to be applicable to multi-agent systems more generally, and also to inform the development of theoretical multi-agent models - popular in engineering applications. © 2014 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages2213-2216
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781479934324
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventUncovering interaction patterns of multi-agent collective motion via complex network analysis - Melbourne
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

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ConferenceUncovering interaction patterns of multi-agent collective motion via complex network analysis
Period1/01/14 → …

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    Xu, X., Small, M., & Pérez-Barbería, F. J. (2014). Uncovering interaction patterns of multi-agent collective motion via complex network analysis. In 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) (Vol. 1, pp. 2213-2216). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2014.6865609