SKM 2023 – wissenschaftliches Programm
DY 38.7: Vortrag
Donnerstag, 30. März 2023, 11:30–11:45, ZEU 160
Emergent collective behaviour due to virtual interactions between robotic swimmers — •Samudrajit Thapa1,2, Bat-El Pinchasik1,3, and Yair Shokef1,2,3 — 1School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel — 2Sackler Center for Computational Molecular and Materials Science, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel — 3Center for the Physics and Chemistry of Living Systems, Tel Aviv University, 69978, Tel Aviv, Israel
Many organisms in nature use local interactions to realize global collective behaviour. Here we study how simple two body distance-based interactions between active Brownian particles results in collective motion. The interactions are not physical but virtual, wherein each particle senses the presence of other particles nearby and changes its behaviour accordingly. We study the radial distribution function to quantify the emergent interactions for both social and anti-social behaviour. Using Langevin dynamics simulations, we discover that under certain conditions positive correlations of the motion can emerge even in the case of anti-social behaviour. Our results might be potentially useful for designing robotic swimmers that can swim collectively just based on sensing the distance to their neighbours.