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