Swarm Intelligence: From Natural to Artificial Systems [NOOK Book]

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This book provides a detailed look at models of social insect behavior and how to apply these models in the design of complex systems. The book shows how these models replace an emphasis on control, preprogramming, and centralization with designs featuring autonomy, emergence, and distributed functioning. These designs are proving immensely flexible and robust, able to adapt quickly to changing environments and to continue functioning even when individual elements fail. In particular, these designs are an ...
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Swarm Intelligence: From Natural to Artificial Systems

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Overview

This book provides a detailed look at models of social insect behavior and how to apply these models in the design of complex systems. The book shows how these models replace an emphasis on control, preprogramming, and centralization with designs featuring autonomy, emergence, and distributed functioning. These designs are proving immensely flexible and robust, able to adapt quickly to changing environments and to continue functioning even when individual elements fail. In particular, these designs are an exciting approach to the tremendous growth of complexity in software and information. Swarm Intelligence draws on up-to-date research from biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, robotics, operations research, and computer graphics, and each chapter is organized around a particular biological example, which is then used to develop an algorithm, a multiagent system, or a group of robots. The book will be an invaluable resource for a broad range of disciplines.
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Meet the Author

Santa Fe Institute

Research Associate with the Belgian Fonds National pour la Recherche Scientifique

French Center National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Ant Foraging Behavior, Combinatorial Optimization, and Routing in Communications Network 25
Ch. 3 Division of Labor and Task Allocation 109
Ch. 4 Cemetery Organization, Brood Sorting, Data Analysis, and Graph Partitioning 149
Ch. 5 Self-Organization and Templates: Application to Data Analysis and Graph Partitioning 183
Ch. 6 Nest Building and Self-Assembling 205
Ch. 7 Cooperative Transport by Insects and Robots 253
Ch. 8 Epilogue 271
Bibliography 275
Index 297
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    Posted June 13, 2012

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    Demons can do that also

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    Posted June 13, 2012

    Litlle boy to aze

    They were supposed to be my revenge and a "present" at a party. But then they started to kill on their own. I had to make a big robot to command them but some go rogue. They like to kill people it is their nature.

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