Flocking and Boids
- The lead ‘animal’ operates in ‘avoid obstacle’ mode.
- The others operate in ‘follow’ mode.
Craig Reynolds’ boids
Want to keep
University of Reading online course,
- Separation: Steer to avoid crowding with local flock mates.
- Alignment: Steer toward the average heading of local flock mates.
- Cohesion: Steer to move toward average position of local flock mates.
What did you think of the flocking and the boids videos? Share your thoughts in the discussion and remember, you can ‘like’ comments made by others.“Boids are not birds; they are not even remotely like birds; they have no cohesive physical structure, but rather exist as information structures – processes with a computer. But – and this is the critical ‘but’ – at the level of behaviours, flocking boids and flocking birds are two instances of the same phenomenon: flocking. So these boids are examples of artificial life, ‘but not as we know it.”
Our purpose is to transform access to education.
We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.