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Shift in Demographics
Under Performing Schools
Swarm TheoryIt’s rather perplexing to watch how the individual, local activities of an agent (ants for example) can produce, when aggregated, surprisingly effective outcomes for an entire group. Swarm Theory is a great introduction to the benefits of aggregated individual efforts…Shared Governance.
Swarm TheoryBased on the activities of ants and bees, a discipline/theory/science has emerged which is capable of providing “best options” information in very complex environments.
Swarm TheoryIt would appear that functioning in truly complex spaces moves us beyond centralized vs. decentralized debates, and puts us instead in a philosophy of simple rules, local activity, and high levels of connections/contact…Social Networks.
Swarm TheoryThe most overwhelming problems can be attended to with this simple model. The solution is not something we work on directly…instead it emerges when we attend to the individual elements…Clear Mission.
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M. Dorigo, E. Bonabeau, G. Theraulaz
The Yellowjackets of the Northwestern United States, Matthew Kweskin
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Urban Entomology Program, Dr. Timothy G. Myles addr:http://www.utoronto.ca/forest/termite/termite.htm
Gakken’s Photo Encyclopedia: Ants, Gakushu Kenkyusha
The Ants: A Community of Microrobots at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab
Scientific American March 2000 - SwarmSmarts
Pink Panther Image Archive
C. Ronald Kube, PhD
Collective Robotic Intelligence Project (CRIP).