An agent-based model for community formation process of vampire bats that survive by sharing food

Taishi Mikami, Takeshi Kano, Akio Ishiguro

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Abstract

Animals often swarm and form communities to survive in harsh and complex environments. Toward improving the vulnerability of engineering systems against power-source limitations, we focused on food-sharing community of vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus). Although vampire bats die within 3 days if they fail to acquire any food, they can survive over 10 years by forming a highly sophisticated community wherein they share food with each other. In this study, we developed a simple mathematical model for the community formation process and demonstrated its validity via simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-568
Number of pages8
JournalArtificial Life and Robotics
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Agent-based model
  • Food sharing
  • Survivability
  • Vampire bats

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Artificial Intelligence

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