Modeling and Simulation of Ant Colony’s Labor Division

A Problem-Oriented Approach

Renbin Xiao,    Institute of Systems Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

5.1 Introduction

Complexity research is a new branch of science in the twenty-first century, and the exploration of complexity is becoming a revolutionary forefront of the contemporary science (Waldrop, 1993). The expression form of complexity is the so-called complex system, and a typical representative of complex systems is the biological system (Gell-Mann, 1994). Therefore, adopting the bionic way to study the system complexity is undoubtedly an important and appropriate choice.

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