Analysis of a Wolfpack Scenario by Quantifying Initiative

Ben Ruddell, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC,

The wolfpack scenario is a type of swarm analysis, featuring a group of predators attempting to attack a single but larger and stronger prey. Using a quantitative "initiative" framework built on the time it takes the prey to mount an appropriate defense response, it is possible to analyze the effectiveness of the wolfpack's strategy and the impact of each swarm individual on the collective predatory effort.