Algorithms Inspired by Biological Ants and Swarn Behavior
[Paulo Eduardo Merloti] - June 2004
Abstract: Ants are simple creatures that inspire many researchers
in the field of Computer Science to develop new solutions for optimization
and artificial intelligence problems. Some aspects of ant behavior can
be implemented in a computer environment in order to solve a particular
problem or to derive emergent behavior similar to ant colonies behavior.
In this paper we give a brief overview of some functions of biological
ants and the colony behavior generated from the interaction of a swarm
of ants. Following we review the main existing work from the main researchers
in the field on applying the ant metaphor in solving hard combinatorial
of Artificial Ant's Behavior in a Digital Environment
[Paulo Eduardo Merloti] - October 2004
Abstract: Ants present a very good natural metaphor to evolutionary computation. While their individual computational power is small compared to more evolved species, it is the power of their colonies that inspire computer scientists. This paper presents Ants Box Simulator, software that allows the simulation of ants in a restricted environment. We demonstrate how some parameters affect their performance on finding a solution to a given problem.
[Delphi 6 - Freeware - Source Code available by request] - January 2005