Physical implementation of natural intelligence in colloidal particle systems

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


    We attempt to implement ant pheromone algorithm to find the shortest path between their nest and food using pheromone trails. We used polystyrerne beads (PBs) suspended in water as agent ants and employed a phase-change material (PCM) film to mimic the pheromone behavior. The interaction between PBs and the PCM film provides pheromone deoposition, enhancement and tracking of pheromone trail, and pheromone evaporation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
    PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
    ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
    EventOptics and Photonics Japan, OPJ 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 2018 Oct 302018 Oct 31

    Publication series

    NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
    VolumePart F125-OPJ 2018


    ConferenceOptics and Photonics Japan, OPJ 2018

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Mechanics of Materials


    Dive into the research topics of 'Physical implementation of natural intelligence in colloidal particle systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this