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SCIENCE SUNDAYS: Flock Logic — The Art and Engineering of How Groups Move

What can explain the stunning behavior of flocking birds, schooling fish and swarming honeybees? How do performance instructions shape collaborative improvisation when dancers make choices on the fly? How should we design decision-making for a team of robots to perform environmental monitoring and search and rescue? Princeton University's Naomi Ehrich Leonard presents a unifying framework to explore the dynamics of groups.

Naomi Ehrich Leonard is the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. She studies the principles and design of collective dynamics in nature and robotics.

Science Sundays is a free public lecture series offered and supported by The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences and its sponsoring science centers. Speakers are leading experts in their fields dedicated to making their work interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Science Sundays brings leading-edge work directly to the public with lectures covering diverse topics in science, arts and technology that touch our everyday lives.

Each lecture is from 3-4 p.m. at the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre, followed by a free, informal reception from 4-5 p.m. at the Ohio Staters Traditions Room in the Ohio Union.

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