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Stigmergy

Stigmergy describes coordination among individuals by communication via modifications of the environment. Here, positive feedback or triggering of behavior can be induced by a modification of the environment that was performed by

  1. The individual itself
  2. Another member of the swarm

Note that an environmental modification can also be due to perturbations of the environment.
Posted by Nicolaus Correll on Monday 7 February 2005 at 15:39