Applications of the Bees Algorithm - nature-Inspired optimisation of manufacturing processes

Marco Castellani, Luca Baronti, Yuanjun Laili, Duc Pham

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on New Investigations in Artificial Life, AI, and Machine Learning
EditorsMaki K. Habib
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781799886877
ISBN (Print)9781799886860
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • Bees Algorithm
  • Intelligent optimisation
  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Assembly
  • Disassembly
  • Bioinspiration
  • Planning


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