Boids: Agents that are named such as it is both a contraction of “bird-oid” and an accented pronunciation of “bird”. Boids make decisions based on local information only; each Boid only sees (or pays attention to) other Boids in its field of vision.
Collision Avoidance: The behavior of Boids wherein they avoid obstacles, including other Boids.
Flock Centering: The behavior of Boids wherein they move toward the center of the flock.
Velocity matching: The behavior of Boids wherein they align their velocity (speed and direction) with neighboring Boids.