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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Ants have answer to traffic issues.

Taking inspiration from nature, researchers in Australia are keenly observing the crowd flow of ants to help design exits that function more effectively during evacuation of large buildings and spoting arenas. When a building is is burning down, how do you control evacuation of a panic crowd of people? Australian researchers have come up with some answers using the crowd flow of ants.Crowd safety is emerging as an important issue worldwide following numerous incidents in which crowd panic has resulted in injuries and/or death. Reseachers have used a bio-inspired approach to better understand human traffic flow and potentially save lives in lare scale emergency situations


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