: We present analytic results for mean capture time and energy expended by a pack of deterministic hounds actively chasing a randomly diffusing prey. Depending on the number of chasers, the mean capture time as a function of the prey's diffusion coefficient can be monotonically increasing, decreasing, or attain a minimum at a finite value. Optimal speed and number of chasing hounds exist and depend on each chaser's baseline power consumption. The model can serve as an analytically tractable basis for further studies with bearing on the growing field of smart microswimmers and autonomous robots.

Run with the Brownian Hare, Hunt with the Deterministic Hounds

Davide Bernardi
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2022

Abstract

: We present analytic results for mean capture time and energy expended by a pack of deterministic hounds actively chasing a randomly diffusing prey. Depending on the number of chasers, the mean capture time as a function of the prey's diffusion coefficient can be monotonically increasing, decreasing, or attain a minimum at a finite value. Optimal speed and number of chasing hounds exist and depend on each chaser's baseline power consumption. The model can serve as an analytically tractable basis for further studies with bearing on the growing field of smart microswimmers and autonomous robots.
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