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Simulating sheep and shepherding

Gregor Jagnje (2015) Simulating sheep and shepherding. EngD thesis.

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    Sheep herding often appears in computer simulations and mathematical models. These models try to replicate the behavior of bird flocks, fish schools, insect swarms and other flocking behaviors. The purpose of this thesis is to examine current literature in the field of sheep flocking behavior, then implementing and improving a model that simulates sheep herding with the help of a shepherd. The thesis shows different implementations of herding and their advantages and disadvantages, and also shows a development and examination of an algorithm based on shepherd states. The algorithm is recreated from an article that served as the main guideline for creating the simulation, the thesis also recreates success tests from the article, and suggests and implements a few possible improvements to the algorithm. The tests are then done again and compared.

    Item Type: Thesis (EngD thesis)
    Keywords: Sheep herding simulation, flocking, k-closest neighbours.
    Number of Pages: 43
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Name and SurnameIDFunction
    doc. dr. Iztok Lebar Bajec269Mentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=51012&select=(ID=1536251075 )
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Item ID: 2942
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 09:41
    Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015 13:34
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2942

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