As many of you are aware, Protei wants to build an autonomous sailing fleet. For this dream to come true, Protei requires models of swarm behaviour, in order to predict what would happen to their fleet without actually trying it out with a possible result of crashing.
Keeping this thought in mind, I started developing a Swarm Model Testing Area, using a powerful engine called Netlogo. That said, I would like to share with you the first version of this model, and I would like to ask you to share your thoughts on it. Before you ask: Yes, it is a work in progress and no, the boats do not have a clue where they are going (yet). The next version (probably finished by sunday) will include flocking behaviour by the boats. By following the next link, you can access the model and start playing about!
The Swarm Model
Also, a Version log is available here: Version Log
Bear in mind that the dropping of oil isn't considered light-weight by this engine. It might take a while before the model reacts again. I am looking into that.