Difference between revisions of "Simulation of semi-intelligent algae"
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This Netlogo simulation aims to copy the behaviour of a symbiotic organism called physarum polycephalum. Physarum is actually a single cell organism, but when two or more cells meet, their membranes merge together and they work together to efficiently gather nutrition and multiply. This simulation should mimic the spread and path creation of the algae, as well as its ability to solve the shortest path problem. Video about physarum: 
The algae works in two modes: food search and optimisation. The food search part involves the algae spreading in a outward pattern, until it finds a foodsource. When it succeeds, it optimizes its pathways to allow for fastest nutrient transport. The goal is for the algae to be able to find the shortest path to food source (and optimize - destroy/recontruct exisiting pathways). It should be able to work around obstacles as well.
Simulation is created using Netlogo 6.0.2.