Ant-inspired algorithms could help engineers design swarming robots

By Matilda Handsley-Davis
March 11 2022 - 7:30pm
Groups of fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) form raft-like structures that allow them to float on water. Picture: Shutterstock.

US researchers have used modelling to reveal the processes behind floating 'rafts' that help fire ants survive floods.