Genetic stigmergy

Joshua Brandoff*, Hiroki Sayama

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Stigmergy has long been studied and recognized as an effective system for selforganization among social insects. Through the use of chemical agents known as pheromones, insect colonies are capable of complex collective behavior often beyond the scope of an individual agent. In an effort to develop human-made systems with the same robustness, scientists have created artificial analogues of pheromone-based stigmergy, but these systems often suffer from scalability and complexity issues due to the problems associated with mimicking the physics of pheromone diffusion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBio-Inspired Self-Organizing Robotic Systems
EditorsYan Meng, Yaochu Jin
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 30
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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