Insect Societies and Manufacturing

Vincent Cicirello and Stephen Smith
The IJCAI-01 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing: New AI Paradigms for Manufacturing, August, 2001.


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Abstract
In this paper, we present examples from the literature of successful problem solving systems that have been heavily influenced directly from biological studies of insect societies. Included among these systems are a few of our own. These examples are presented in light of manufacturing applications and only the tip of the iceberg is touched upon. It is our hope that the reader will find a new source of inspiration in problem solving tool design; and realize the potential of coordination mechanisms for multi-agent manufacturing systems inspired by social insects.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Reliable Autonomous Systems Lab and Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory
Associated Project(s): Distributed Coordination of Resources and Federation of Intelligent Robotic Explorers Project
Number of pages: 6

Text Reference
Vincent Cicirello and Stephen Smith, "Insect Societies and Manufacturing," The IJCAI-01 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing: New AI Paradigms for Manufacturing, August, 2001.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Cicirello_2001_3715,
   author = "Vincent Cicirello and Stephen Smith",
   title = "Insect Societies and Manufacturing",
   booktitle = "The IJCAI-01 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing: New AI Paradigms for Manufacturing",
   month = "August",
   year = "2001",
}