From Animals to Animats 3: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Simulation of Adpative Behavior (Complex Adaptive Systems)
Dave Cliff, Philip Husbands, Jean-Arcady Meyer, Stewart W. WilsonISBN: 0262531224; 9780262531221;
August 8-12, 1994, Brighton, England From Animals to Animats 3 brings together research intended to advance the frontier of an exciting new approach to understanding intelligence. The contributors represent a broad range of interests from artificial intelligence and robotics to ethology and the neurosciences. Unifying these approaches is the notion of "animat" - an artificial animal, either simulated by a computer or embodied in a robot, which must survive and adapt in progressively more challenging environments. The 58 contributions focus particularly on well-defined models, computer simulations, and built robots in order to help characterize and compare various principles and architectures capable of inducing adaptive behavior in real or artificial animals. Topics include: Individual and collective behavior. Neural correlates of behavior. Perception and motor control. Motivation and emotion. Action selection and behavioral sequences. Ontogeny, learning, and evolution. Internal world...