Task Fulfilment and Temporal Patterns of Activity in Artificial Ant Colonies

  • Jordi Delgado
  • Ricard V. Sole
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-48304-7_80

Volume 1674 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Delgado J., Sole R.V. (1999) Task Fulfilment and Temporal Patterns of Activity in Artificial Ant Colonies. In: Floreano D., Nicoud JD., Mondada F. (eds) Advances in Artificial Life. ECAL 1999. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 1674. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Since the discovery of self-synchronization of activity in ant colonies some authors have argued that this phenomenon lacks any adaptive significance, while others have suggested that there may be some functional behaviors related to these rhythmical patterns of activity. In this paper, we introduce a mobile automata model of task fulfilment in ant colonies with self-synchronized activity, and test if these synchronized patterns provide any advantage when compared with non-synchronized activity patterns.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordi Delgado
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ricard V. Sole
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Llenguatges i Sistemes InformàticsUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Complex Systems Research Group, Department of Physics, FENUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Santa Fe InstituteSanta FeUSA