On October 9th, Professor Marco Dorigo from the Université Libre de Bruxelles visited the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering and made an academic report entitled “Swarm intelligence research at IRIDIA AI lab”, at the invitation of Professor Duan Haibin of Beihang University.
In the report, Professor Dorigo gave a detailed introduction on the concept and principle of swarm intelligence as well as its application in swarm robots in simple terms. He illustrated the Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) algorithm, which is a probabilistic technique for solving computational problems coming from the illumination of food-seeking behavior by ants, and expounded the the latest research progress of swarm intelligent robots in realizing complex cooperative tasks. He also reviewed the latest research on swarm intelligence achieved by the IRIDIA AI lab, which is the artificial intelligence lab of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Marco Dorigo is the inventor of the Ant Colony Optimization metaheuristic and one of the founders of the swarm intelligence research field. He is a fellow of IEEE, AAAI and ECAI, and works as the director of the IRIDIA lab. He is also the founding editor and editor in chief of Swarm Intelligence, and the associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. His main research interests are in the areas of swarm intelligence and swarm robots, and over 130 papers in related fields have been published in top international journals such as Nature and Nature Communications.
For these contributions, in 2003 he was awarded the Marie Curie Research Excellence Award; in 2005, he was presented the Dr A. De Leeuw-Damry-Bourlart award in Applied Sciences; in 2007 he received the Cajastur International Prize for Soft Computing; in 2010 he was received an ERC Advanced Grant; and in 2015 he received the IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award.
Reported by Huo Mengzhen
Edited by Song Chao
Translated by Lyu Xingyun