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General theory of stigmergy: Modelling stigma semantics

New “review” paper in CSR. Artificial intelligenceComplex adaptive systemcomplexitycomputational intelligencedistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeEmbodied cognitionEmergenceExtended MindExternalismmulti-agent modelingrationalismSelf-organizationsituated cognitionsocial epistemologySpontaneous orderstigmergic epistemologyStigmergySwarm behaviorSwarm intelligence

Stigmergy in human practice: Coordination in construction work

Some excerpts from Lars’ paper. When the concept of stigmergy was first introduced in 1959 by the French entomologist Pierre-Paul Grassé (1959), an important step towards understanding the coordination of collective activities in social insects was made. Today, the concept of stigmergy is well established within the field of entomology (Theraulaz and Bonabeau, 1999). Turning…

Emergence in stigmergic and complex adaptive systems: A formal discrete event systems perspective

Some extracts from Saurabh Mittal’s paper. A natural system is not a monolithic system but a heterogeneous system made up of disparity and dissimilarity, devoid of any larger goal. The system just “is.” Examples of such systems include ant colonies, the biosphere, the brain, the immune system, the biological cell, businesses, communities, social systems, stock…

Stigmergic Coverage Algorithm for Multi-Robot Systems

A nice simulation from the Maastricht Swarm Lab See also the great video posted by Simon Garnier of  The Swarm Lab @ NJIT Artificial intelligenceCognitive sciencecomplexitydistributed knowledgeExtended Mindsocial epistemologySpontaneous orderStigmergy

Human Stigmergy: Theoretical Developments and New Applications

Stay tuned for details about this project to be co-edited with Ted Lewis and released under Springer’s series Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics. Artificial intelligenceCognitionCognitive sciencecomplexityEpistemologyExtended MindPhilosophy of mindSocial SciencesSpontaneous orderStigmergy