April 19, 2011 — November 21, 2014


a.k.a. collective motion, swarm dynamics, herd behaviour, particle systems

A type of agent-based model where the emphasis is on motion in space.

If you’d like, a mechanism design problem on a spatial domain.

One thought this model provokes, which is frankly the main appeal for me, is that it would make a really nice algorithm to drive a granular sampler. Has anyone done that yet? UPDATE: Turns out they have, e.g. Nicholas Mariette.

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