The collective behavior of robot swarms is a route to making small, simple, inexpensive robots – and offers insights into how people make group decisions and adapt to changes.
From the biggest ‘wicked’ problems on down, finding solutions to challenges depends on working together collaboratively. Students think they’re good at this, but they aren’t. Here’s what could help.
Humans are social animals who like to communicate and copy each other. But key to this collective intelligence is flexibility and a little non-conformity.