Item description for Swarm Intelligence: Introduction and Applications (Natural Computing Series) by Christian Blum...
The laws that govern the collective behavior of social insects, flocks of birds, or fish schools continue to mesmerize researchers. While individuals are rather unsophisticated, in cooperation they can solve complex tasks, a prime example being the ability of ant colonies to find shortest paths between their nests and food sources. Task-solving results from self-organization, which often evolves from simple means of communication, either directly or indirectly via changing the environment, the latter referred to as stigmergy. Scientists have applied these principles in new approaches, for example to optimization and the control of robots. Characteristics of the resulting systems include robustness and flexibility. This field of research is now referred to as swarm intelligence. The contributing authors are among the top researchers in their domain. The book is intended to provide an overview of swarm intelligence to novices, and to offer researchers in the field an update on interesting recent developments. Introductory chapters deal with the biological foundations, optimization, swarm robotics, and applications in new-generation telecommunication networks, while the second part contains chapters on more specific topics of swarm intelligence research such as the evolution of robot behavior, the use of particle swarms for dynamic optimization, and organic computing.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.16 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
ISBN 3540740880 ISBN13 9783540740889
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More About Christian Blum
Christian Blum, B.A., wurde 1984 in Eisenach geboren. Nach einer abgeschlossenen Ausbildung zum Kfz-Mechaniker erwarb er 2008 die Fachhochschulreife. Sein Studium der Sozialen Arbeit an der Fachhochschule Erfurt schloss er 2013 mit dem akademischen Grad Bachelor of Arts als staatlich anerkannter Sozialarbeiter und Sozialpadagoge ab. Bereits wahrend des Studiums befasste er sich intensiv mit philosophischen Fragen und deren Bedeutung fur die Soziale Arbeit.
Christian Blum has an academic affiliation as follows - Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain.