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Harnessing Ants as Computing Agents

Thursday, August 25, 2011 06:12 AM    Views : 1074by: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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