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The Waggle Dance of the Honey Bee

8 minutes

How can honeybees communicate the locations of new food sources? Austrian biologist, Karl Von Frisch, devised an experiment to find out. By pairing the direction of the sun with the flow of gravity, honeybees are able to explain the distant locations of food by dancing. The scientists at Georgia Tech University explain the design of Von Frisch's famous experiment and describe the precise grammar of the honeybees dance language with new computer vision techniques. They hope the research into behaviors of social insects will aid in the design of better systems of autonomous robots.

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