To let students have a basic understanding of swarm intelligence principles
Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with natural and artificial systems composed of many individuals that coordinate using decentralized control and self-organization. In particular, the discipline focuses on the collective behaviors that result from the local interactions of the individuals with each other and with their environment. Examples of systems studied by swarm intelligence are colonies of ants and termites, schools of fish, flocks of birds, herds of land animals. Some human artifacts also fall into the domain of swarm intelligence, notably some multi-robot systems, and also certain computer programs that are written to tackle optimization and data analysis problems. The course will present a number of swarm intelligence systems and will give the opportunity to experiment with them.
The exam for the second session is either on August 22nd or September 3rd; the project deadline is on August 18th.
The exam will be held at IRIDIA, ULB, Campus Solbosch, building C, 5th floor. The meeting is in front of the elevator. We will call the people in one by one.
Ex cathedra and projects. Course taught in English.