The Bees Algorithm is a popular intelligent optimisation algorithm inspired by the foraging behaviour of honeybees. This paper describes the application of two combinatorial variants of the Bees Algorithm to the optimisation of manufacturing processes. The first variant was created for minimisation of printed circuit board assembly times, whilst the second was devised for fast replanning of robotic disassembly of mechanical parts. In both cases, the bees-inspired paradigm proved effective in efficiently solving complex engineering optimisation problems.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on New Investigations in Artificial Life, AI, and Machine Learning|
|Editors||Maki K. Habib|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2022|
- Bees Algorithm
- Intelligent optimisation
- Intelligent manufacturing