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Harnessing Ants as Computing Agents

Thursday, August 25, 2011 06:12 AM    Views : 578by:Greatideas

I have been a fan of the Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) algorithm for the past 2 years. The ACO is a metaheuristic algorithm that can be used various hard problems in computer science , such as the Traveling Salesman Problem. The principle behind the ACO is based on how ants organize themselves when they are traveling. Ants actually produces a chemical called Pheromones, and the small of this chemical attracts other ants to follow. I've been using this algorithm for sometime already, and I belive that the algorithm can be use some of the pressing issue in our times. I am proposing to use the ACO as a way to model flooding in the country.

by Philip Christian C. Zuniga

Source: http://greatideas.ph/hello-world#more-1

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" Two Filipino inventors scored a pair of gold medals in the International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2000) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2000. Engr. Cornelio Seño of Los Banos, Laguna and Rolando dela Cruz garnered golds for their inventions called, respectively, "Pressure Fluid Machine" and "Topical Formulation in Removing Warts, Moles and the Like Using Cashew Nuts (Annacardium occidentale)." Dela Cruz spent 25 years of research for his winning cashew nut preparation known as Dewart and Demole. Seno has four US and four Philippine patents under his name. "

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