A multi-agent model of fish schools: self-organization and temperature tracking.

University essay from KTH/Optimeringslära och systemteori

Author: Alexander Stenbeck; [2014]

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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the dynamics of a school of fish

and design a controller to help steer the fish. Many species of fish can only

live in waters of a certain temperature and will need to migrate from time

to time in order to find an area with suitable temperature. The controller

is designed to guide the fish as a group to an area of desired temperature.

This is done in a bottom-up approach, starting from basics and explaining

each part of the controller and why it is necessary. The model is non-linear

and cannot easily be solved analytically, therefore it is discretized and solved

numerically in Matlab. Simulations then compare the behaviour of the fish

for different isotherms.

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