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Understanding collective animal behavior may be in the eye of the computer
January 16, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.No machine is better at recognizing patterns in nature than the human brain. But computer analyses of collective animal behavior are limited by the need for constant tracking and measurement data for each individual; hence, the mechanics of social animal interaction are not fully understood.Full Story
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
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