This week Leslie and I developed and narrowed down our ideas regarding the ants interaction (see also ICM final proposal).
The main plan for this week is to track the ants, using web camera, in order to accumulate data on their behavior. Observing them will assist us in drawing more ideas regarding the interaction. Therefore, before building their housing we will do a test in a wide plastic box. In order to do that we will have to put on the fringes of the box insect-barrier – Fluon (with the help of the ant’s lab at the Rockefeller university). This week I am also meeting Dr. Danny Reinberg from NYU who aims to establish the social insects ants as a model system for epigenetic research.
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Categories: Physical Computing