Released on 2004Categories Science

From Animals to Animats 8

From Animals to Animats 8

Author: Stefan Schaal

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262693410

Category: Science

Page: 554

View: 270

New research on the adaptive behavior of natural and synthetic agents. The biannual International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior brings together researchers from ethology, psychology, ecology, artificial intelligence, artificial life, robotics, engineering, and related fields to advance the understanding of behaviors and underlying mechanisms that allow natural and synthetic agents (animats) to adapt and survive in uncertain environments. The work presented focuses on well-defined models--robotic, computer simulation, and mathematical--that help to characterize and compare various organizational principles or architectures underlying adaptive behavior in both animals and animats. The proceedings of the eighth conference treat such topics as passive and active perception, navigation and mapping, collective and social behavior, and applied adaptive behavior.
Released on 2008-06-28Categories Science

From Animals to Animats 10

From Animals to Animats 10

Author: Minoru Asada

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540691341

Category: Science

Page: 530

View: 638

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2008, held in Osaka, Japan in July 2008. The 30 revised full papers and 21 revised poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 110 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on the animat approach to adaptive behaviour, evolution, navigation and internal world models, perception and control, learning and adaptation, cognition, emotion and behaviour, collective and social behaviours, adaptive behaviour in language and communication, and applied adaptive behaviour.
Released on 2006-09-26Categories Computers

From Animals to Animats 9

From Animals to Animats 9

Author: Stefano Nolfi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540386155

Category: Computers

Page: 869

View: 548

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2006. The 35 revised full papers and 35 revised poster papers presented are organized in topical sections on the animat approach to adaptive behaviour, perception and motor control, action selection and behavioral sequences, navigation and internal world models, learning and adaptation, evolution, collective and social behaviours, applied adaptive behavior and more.
Released on 2007-09-04Categories Computers

Advances in Artificial Life

Advances in Artificial Life

Author: Fernando Almeida e Costa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540749134

Category: Computers

Page: 1218

View: 333

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Artificial Life, ECAL 2007, held in Lisbon, Portugal. The 125 revised full papers cover morphogenesis and development, robotics and autonomous agents, evolutionary computation and theory, cellular automata, models of biological systems and their applications, ant colony and swarm systems, evolution of communication, simulation of social interactions, self-replication, artificial chemistry.
Released on 2010-08-11Categories Computers

From Animals to Animats 11

From Animals to Animats 11

Author: Stephane Doncieux

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642151927

Category: Computers

Page: 676

View: 592

This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Simulation and Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2010, held in Paris and Clos Lucé, France, in August 2010. The articles cover all main areas in animat research, including perception and motor control, action selection, motivation and emotion, internal models and representation, collective behavior, language evolution, evolution and learning. The authors focus on well-defined models, computer simulations or robotic models, that help to characterize and compare various organizational principles, architectures, and adaptation processes capable of inducing adaptive behavior in real animals or synthetic agents, the animats.
Released on 2005-07-08Categories Computers

Engineering Societies in the Agents World V

Engineering Societies in the Agents World V

Author: Marie-Pierre Gleizes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540273301

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 437

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Engineering Societies in the Agents World, ESAW 2004, held in Toulouse, France, in October 2004. The 23 revised full papers presented together with an invited paper went through two rounds of reviewing and improvement and were carefully selected from 48 initial submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on roles, organizations, and institutions for agents; social issues in multi-agent systems; cooperation and collective behavior in agent societies; methodologies and platforms for agent-oriented engineering; agent-oriented simulation; and models for multi-agent systems.
Released on 2009-11-05Categories Computers

Motion in Games

Motion in Games

Author: Arjan Egges

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642103469

Category: Computers

Page: 269

View: 489

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Motion in Games, held in Zeist, The Netherlands, in November 2009. The 23 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected. The topics covered are avoidance behaviour, behaviour and affect, crowd simulation, motion analysis and synthesis, navigation and steering, physics, rendering and video.
Released on 2005-09-19Categories Computers

Advances in Artificial Life

Advances in Artificial Life

Author: Mathieu Capcarrere

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540318163

Category: Computers

Page: 949

View: 832

TheArti?cialLifetermappearedmorethan20yearsagoinasmallcornerofNew Mexico, USA. Since then the area has developed dramatically, many researchers joining enthusiastically and research groups sprouting everywhere. This frenetic activity led to the emergence of several strands that are now established ?elds in themselves. We are now reaching a stage that one may describe as maturer: with more rigour, more benchmarks, more results, more stringent acceptance criteria, more applications, in brief, more sound science. This, which is the n- ural path of all new areas, comes at a price, however. A certain enthusiasm, a certain adventurousness from the early years is fading and may have been lost on the way. The ?eld has become more reasonable. To counterbalance this and to encourage lively discussions, a conceptual track, where papers were judged on criteria like importance and/or novelty of the concepts proposed rather than the experimental/theoretical results, has been introduced this year. A conference on a theme as broad as Arti?cial Life is bound to be very - verse,but a few tendencies emerged. First, ?elds like ‘Robotics and Autonomous Agents’ or ‘Evolutionary Computation’ are still extremely active and keep on bringing a wealth of results to the A-Life community. Even there, however, new tendencies appear, like collective robotics, and more speci?cally self-assembling robotics, which represent now a large subsection. Second, new areas appear.
Released on 2008Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Cognitive Science

Handbook of Cognitive Science

Author: Paco Calvo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080466163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 476

View: 119

The Handbook of Cognitive Science provides an overview of recent developments in cognition research, relying upon non-classical approaches. Cognition is explained as the continuous interplay between brain, body, and environment, without relying on classical notions of computations and representation to explain cognition. The handbook serves as a valuable companion for readers interested in foundational aspects of cognitive science, and neuroscience and the philosophy of mind. The handbook begins with an introduction to embodied cognitive science, and then breaks up the chapters into separate sections on conceptual issues, formal approaches, embodiment in perception and action, embodiment from an artificial perspective, embodied meaning, and emotion and consciousness. Contributors to the book represent research overviews from around the globe including the US, UK, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, France, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
Released on 2005-06-09Categories Computers

Mechanisms, Symbols, and Models Underlying Cognition

Mechanisms, Symbols, and Models Underlying Cognition

Author: José Mira

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540316725

Category: Computers

Page: 532

View: 608

The two-volume set LNCS 3561 and LNCS 3562 constitute the refereed proceedings of the First International Work-Conference on the Interplay between Natural and Artificial Computation, IWINAC 2005, held in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain in June 2005. The 118 revised papers presented are thematically divided into two volumes; the first includes all the contributions mainly related with the methodological, conceptual, formal, and experimental developments in the fields of Neurophysiology and cognitive science. The second volume collects the papers related with bioinspired programming strategies and all the contributions related with the computational solutions to engineering problems in different application domains.
Released on 2011-02-14Categories Technology & Engineering

New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics

New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics

Author: Stéphane Doncieux

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642182723

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 190

Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) now provide mature optimization tools that have successfully been applied to many problems, from designing antennas to complete robots, and provided many human-competitive results. In robotics, the integration of EAs within the engineer’s toolbox made tremendous progress in the last 20 years and proposes new methods to address challenging problems in various setups: modular robotics, swarm robotics, robotics with non-conventional mechanics (e.g. high redundancy, dynamic motion, multi-modality), etc. This book takes its roots in the workshop on "New Horizons in Evolutionary Design of Robots" that brought together researchers from Computer Science and Robotics during the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-2009) in Saint Louis (USA). This book features extended contributions from the workshop, thus providing various examples of current problems and applications, with a special emphasis on the link between Computer Science and Robotics. It also provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to Evolutionary Robotics after 20 years of maturation as well as thoughts and considerations from several major actors in the field. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the current trends and challenges in Evolutionary Robotics for the next decade.