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Harnessing Ants as Computing Agents

Thursday, August 25, 2011 06:12 AM    Views : 1013by: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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" Roberto del Rosario invented the piano tuner's guide, the piano keyboard stressing device, the voice color tape, and the one-man- band (OMB). The OMB was later developed as the Sing-Along-System (SAS) to aid his voice students. His first model came out in the 1970s, and was copied by the Japanese who named their device the karaoke. The July 24, 1999 Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that Del Rosario filed a suit and was consequently awarded sole authority over karaoke's Philippine production. "

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