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Paperback | $85.00 Short | £30.95 | ISBN: 9780262661447 | 582 pp. | 8.5 x 10.7 in | July 1998
 

From Animals to Animats 5

Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior

Overview

The Animals to Animats Conference brings together researchers from ethology, psychology, ecology, artificial intelligence, artificial life, robotics, engineering, and related fields to further understanding of the 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 natural animals and animats.

About the Editors

Rolf Pfeifer is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich. He is the author of Understanding Intelligence (MIT Press, 1999).

Jean-Arcady Meyer is Emeritus Research Director at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and a researcher at the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris.

Stewart W. Wilson is a scientist at The Rowland Institute for Science, Cambridge, Massachusetts.