AntsWorld - A tangible interface for an interactive ant foraging simulator

Muharrem Yildirim, David Tinapple

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Abstract

Emergent order in complex dynamic systems is a concept that is both important to a wide variety of fields of science and difficult to understand and teach. Recent advancements in interactive and tangible interfaces point towards the possibility of new tools which can help with both the analysis and simulation of complex systems, while also making the systems dynamics more approachable and easier to understand for students. This paper describes an experimental tangible interactive interface designed to make the complex and emergent behavior of ant colony foraging more understandable. We present the system design, its interactive capabilities, and discuss evaluation methods for further studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 5th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-GAMES 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 9 2013
Event2013 5th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-GAMES 2013 - Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 11 2013Sep 13 2013

Publication series

Name2013 5th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-GAMES 2013

Other

Other2013 5th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-GAMES 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBournemouth, Dorset
Period9/11/139/13/13

Keywords

  • ants
  • foraging
  • learning
  • simulation
  • tangible interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Yildirim, M., & Tinapple, D. (2013). AntsWorld - A tangible interface for an interactive ant foraging simulator. In 2013 5th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-GAMES 2013 [6624221] (2013 5th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-GAMES 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/VS-GAMES.2013.6624221