Augmented reality sandpit simulating ant colonies

Lachlan Smith, Jon McCormack, Zixiang Xiong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOtherpeer-review

Abstract

The way ants navigate their environment and forage for food is an intricate process. A common way ant species navigate is by using pheromone chemical trails leading to and from food sources. This paper summarizes an augmented reality sandpit project that aims to show the creation and evolution of these pheromone trails within a colony in an interactive way. A complex yet accessible simulation was built to allow users to move sand in a real sandpit while seeing virtually projected images on top of the sandpit change accordingly to showcase emergent ant colony behavior. A demo video of the project is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63KxxVEZkk.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW)
EditorsMohan Kankanhalli, Kai Yang
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781538641958, 9781538641941
ISBN (Print)9781538641965
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops 2018 - San Diego, United States of America
Duration: 23 Jul 201827 Jul 2018
http://www.icme2018.org/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops 2018
Abbreviated titleICMEW 2018
CountryUnited States of America
CitySan Diego
Period23/07/1827/07/18
Internet address

Cite this

Smith, L., McCormack, J., & Xiong, Z. (2018). Augmented reality sandpit simulating ant colonies. In M. Kankanhalli, & K. Yang (Eds.), 2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW) [8551567] Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMEW.2018.8551567
Smith, Lachlan ; McCormack, Jon ; Xiong, Zixiang. / Augmented reality sandpit simulating ant colonies. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW). editor / Mohan Kankanhalli ; Kai Yang. Piscataway NJ USA : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018.
@inproceedings{0c67710f9da54f5d885d250c6b4c8b78,
title = "Augmented reality sandpit simulating ant colonies",
abstract = "The way ants navigate their environment and forage for food is an intricate process. A common way ant species navigate is by using pheromone chemical trails leading to and from food sources. This paper summarizes an augmented reality sandpit project that aims to show the creation and evolution of these pheromone trails within a colony in an interactive way. A complex yet accessible simulation was built to allow users to move sand in a real sandpit while seeing virtually projected images on top of the sandpit change accordingly to showcase emergent ant colony behavior. A demo video of the project is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63KxxVEZkk.",
author = "Lachlan Smith and Jon McCormack and Zixiang Xiong",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.1109/ICMEW.2018.8551567",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781538641965",
editor = "Kankanhalli, {Mohan } and Yang, {Kai }",
booktitle = "2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW)",
publisher = "IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers",
address = "United States of America",

}

Smith, L, McCormack, J & Xiong, Z 2018, Augmented reality sandpit simulating ant colonies. in M Kankanhalli & K Yang (eds), 2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW)., 8551567, IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway NJ USA, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops 2018, San Diego, United States of America, 23/07/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMEW.2018.8551567

Augmented reality sandpit simulating ant colonies. / Smith, Lachlan; McCormack, Jon; Xiong, Zixiang.

2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW). ed. / Mohan Kankanhalli; Kai Yang. Piscataway NJ USA : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018. 8551567.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOtherpeer-review

TY - GEN

T1 - Augmented reality sandpit simulating ant colonies

AU - Smith, Lachlan

AU - McCormack, Jon

AU - Xiong, Zixiang

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - The way ants navigate their environment and forage for food is an intricate process. A common way ant species navigate is by using pheromone chemical trails leading to and from food sources. This paper summarizes an augmented reality sandpit project that aims to show the creation and evolution of these pheromone trails within a colony in an interactive way. A complex yet accessible simulation was built to allow users to move sand in a real sandpit while seeing virtually projected images on top of the sandpit change accordingly to showcase emergent ant colony behavior. A demo video of the project is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63KxxVEZkk.

AB - The way ants navigate their environment and forage for food is an intricate process. A common way ant species navigate is by using pheromone chemical trails leading to and from food sources. This paper summarizes an augmented reality sandpit project that aims to show the creation and evolution of these pheromone trails within a colony in an interactive way. A complex yet accessible simulation was built to allow users to move sand in a real sandpit while seeing virtually projected images on top of the sandpit change accordingly to showcase emergent ant colony behavior. A demo video of the project is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63KxxVEZkk.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85059971808&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/ICMEW.2018.8551567

DO - 10.1109/ICMEW.2018.8551567

M3 - Conference Paper

SN - 9781538641965

BT - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW)

A2 - Kankanhalli, Mohan

A2 - Yang, Kai

PB - IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

CY - Piscataway NJ USA

ER -

Smith L, McCormack J, Xiong Z. Augmented reality sandpit simulating ant colonies. In Kankanhalli M, Yang K, editors, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW). Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2018. 8551567 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMEW.2018.8551567