Data from: Collective strategy for obstacle navigation during cooperative transport by ants

Helen F. McCreery, Zachary A. Dix, Michael D. Breed & Radhika Nagpal
Group cohesion and consensus have primarily been studied in the context of discrete decisions, but some group tasks require making serial decisions that build on one another. We examine such collective problem solving by studying obstacle navigation during cooperative transport in ants. In cooperative transport, ants work together to move a large object back to their nest. We blocked cooperative transport groups of Paratrechina longicornis with obstacles of varying complexity, analyzing groups' trajectories to infer...
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