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Swarm Intelligence: From Natural to Artificial Systems

Eric Bonabeau, Marco Dorigo, and Guy Theraulaz


Social insects--ants, bees, termites, and wasps--can be viewed as powerful problem-solving systems with sophisticated collective intelligence. Composed of simple interacting agents, this intelligence lies in the networks of interactions among individuals and between individuals and the environment. A fascinating subject, social insects are also a powerful metaphor for artificial intelligence, and the problems they solve--finding food, dividing labor among nestmates, building nests, responding to external challenges--have important counterparts in engineering and computer science. This book pro ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195131581
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195131581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Bonabeau, author

Marco Dorigo, author

Guy Theraulaz, author