Researchers Use AI to Unravel the Secrets of Spider Web-Making

“Now we’ve defined the entire choreography for web building, which has never been done for any animal architecture at this fine of a resolution.”
Andrew Gordus, behavioral biologist at Johns Hopkins University, on using AI and night vision to study spider leg positions during web construction. The resulting model, published in Current Biology, can predict web-building stages based on leg posture—a first step towards recording how tiny spider brains can support such complexity.

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