Costs of task allocation with local feedback: Effects of colony size and extra workers in social insects and other multi-agent systems

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Radeva, Tsvetomira; Dornhaus, Anna; Lynch, Nancy; Nagpal, Radhika; Su, Hsin-Hao;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS Computational Biology,volume 13,issue 12 (issn: 1553-734X, eissn: 1553-7358)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5746283, doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005904., doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005904
  • Subject: Applied Mathematics | Algorithms | Probability Theory | Research Article | Mathematics | Eukaryota | Sociology | Foraging | Social Systems | Simulation and Modeling | Physical Sciences | Complex Systems | Numerical Analysis | Probability Distribution | Animals | Behavior | Systems Science | Bees | Biology and Life Sciences | Computer and Information Sciences | Animal Behavior | Research and Analysis Methods | Arthropoda | Insects | Honey Bees | Social Sciences | Hymenoptera | Organisms | Invertebrates | Zoology

Adaptive collective systems are common in biology and beyond. Typically, such systems require a task allocation algorithm: a mechanism or rule-set by which individuals select particular roles. Here we study the performance of such task allocation mechanisms measured in ... View more