Foraging strategies of artificial ants

Speaker: Chris Marriott, University of Waterloo

Biologists note that the particular foraging strategy of an ant colony is best viewed as emerging from the interaction of many factors in the individual ant's simple behavioural strategy, its environment, and the colony's social history. This talk will investigate the strengths and weaknesses of two distinct foraging strateges of artificial ants as a function of colony size and food distribution.