The goal of this research is to learn from biological models to structure, design and implement robust and scalable ambient intelligent systems.
Biological models have a number of interesting properties that can be useful in the design of robust and large-scale ambient intelligent systems. An example class of biological models is based on stigmergy [4,5]. Stigmergy is used by ant and termite colonies to communicate indirectly via pheromones deposited in their environment. Based on this principle ants and termintes coordinate their actions with one another. This manner of communication has a number of advantages:
Other biological models exhibit similar properties with respect to scalability and robustness and should be considered as well.
 Swarm Intelligence, ISBN: 0-19-513159-2
 Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, ISBN: 0-684-86875-X