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The Nunbrums, a community of virtual ants, welcome you to their home and to the Theatre of Behavioural Experimentation.

The Theatre of Behavioural Experimentation     The Theatre of Behavioural Experimentation

Please Note:

Unity3D The TBE uses the "Unity3D" game engine.
To use the TBE, you will need to allow "Unity3D" to download the web browser plugin.

Not on mobile devices PLEASE DO NOT USE the TBE from a mobile device,
it is currently not supported for mobile devices including Android & IOS.

Windows
Windows The TBE requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.
Windows browsers The TBE runs on the Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera browsers

Mac OS X
Mac OS X The TBE requires Mac OS X.
Windows The TBE runs on the Safari and Firefox browsers


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The Theatre of Behavioural Experimentation
About this Web Site:
The Theatre of Behavioural Experimentation (TBE for short):-

is used to experiment with primitive social behaviour.
is used to find and explore "Emergent Behaviour".
is used to encourage and explore Computer Programming skills.
is used to encourage logical problem solving.
is designed for all age groups.
is NOT a game but is just as much fun.

The Theatre of Behavioural Experimentation

Using the Web Site:
There is a comprehensive guide (pdf) to the operation of the TBE which explains the use of "Task Line Sequences".   Just click on "GUIDE" from the TBE window.
You do not have to be a programmer to use the TBE but you might have to be patient when planning your own sequences.
There are plenty of One Click demonstrations which show the power of "Forage Algorithm" and how the sequences work.

Contacting the Web Site:
If you have a question about the "Forage Algorithm" or any examples of good Task Line sequences that you think are interesting, you can contact the author of this site using the link below or clicking the contact link (in Other Useful Links) towards the bottom of this page.

http://www.learninganimation.co.uk/general/feedback/FB_form.php

Future Development:
It is hoped that the TBE will be regularly updated and functionality expanded. Constructive suggestions are always welcome.

Other Useful Links
To Contact this Site, use this link     Make Contact
Click Here to Contact the Site
The Original 15th November 2013 SAND Lecture Demonstrations   Make Contact
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The Original 15th November 2013 SAND Lecture Script   Make Contact
Click Here for the Lecture Script

Emergent Behaviour
Emergent behaviour is that which arises from simple rules followed by individuals but does not involve any central coordination.
Emergent behaviour is where complex global behaviour can arise from the interaction of simple local rules.
One individual on its own doesn't show much promise.   Put a community of individuals together and things can happen that can go beyond just the sum of the component parts.

The Quest.
The Theatre of Behavioural Experimentations ultimate quest is to find perfect examples of emergent behaviour.
Emergent behaviour can usually always be explained or understood. There is always a rational explanation as to why it happens.   Hindsight is a wonderful thing.   What makes it truly fascinating is that more often than not, it can not be predicted.



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