Adaptive Task Allocation Inspired by a Model of Division of Labor in Social Insects

  title={Adaptive Task Allocation Inspired by a Model of Division of Labor in Social Insects},
  author={Eric Bonabeau and Andrej Sobkowski and Guy Theraulaz and Jean-Louis Deneubourg},
Social insects provide us with a powerful metaphor to create decentralized systems of simple interacting, and often mobile, agents. The emergent collective intelligence of social insects – swarm intelligence – resides not in complex individual abilities but rather in networks of interactions that exist among individuals and between individuals and their environment. In particular, a recently proposed model of division of labor in a colony of primitively eusocial wasps, based on a simple… CONTINUE READING
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