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Advances in artificial life ; [electronic resource] 5th European Conference, ECAL'99, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 13-17, 1999 : proceedings /
Dario Floreano, Jean-Daniel Nicoud, Francesco Mondada, (eds.).
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Berlin ; New York : Springer, c1999.
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xvi, 737 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
3540664521 (softcover : alk. paper)
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Artificial Life, ECAL'99, held in Lausanne, Switzerland in September 1999. The 90 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 150 submissions. The book presents the state of the art in ALife research. It is divided in topical sections on epistemology; evolutionary cybernetics; bio-inspired robotics and autonomous agents; self-replication, self-maintenance, and gene expression; societies and collective behavior; and communication and language.
Table of Contents
From Fertilized Eggs to Complex Organisms: Models of Biological Pattern Formationp. 3
Fables of Cyberspace: Tapeworms, Horses, and Mountainsp. 5
Cognitive Teleportation and Situated Embodimentp. 7
Testing Gaia Theory with Artificial Lifep. 9
Testing for Emergence in Artificial Lifep. 13
Are Romance Novels Really Alive? A Discussion of the Supple Adaptation View of Lifep. 21
How Symbiosis Can Guide Evolutionp. 29
Adaptability of Darwinian and Lamarckian Populations Toward an Unknown New Worldp. 39
Requirements for Immortal ALife to Exterminate Mortal ALife in One Finite, Heterogeneous Ecosystemp. 49
Error Thresholds and Their Relation to Optimal Mutation Ratesp. 54
Are Artificial Mutation Biases Unnatural?p. 64
Evolving Mutation Rates for the Self-Optimisation of Genetic Algorithmsp. 74
Statistical Reasoning Strategies in the Pursuit and Evasion Domainp. 79
An Evolutionary Method Using Crossover in a Food Chain Simulationp. 89
On Self-Reproduction and Evolvabilityp. 94
Some Techniques for the Measurement of Complexity in Tierrap. 104
A Genetic Neutral Model for Quantitative Comparison of Genotypic Evolutionary Activityp. 109
A Comparative Analysis of Biodiversity Measuresp. 119
Evolution of Differentiated Expression Patterns in Digital Organismsp. 129
Species Formation in Evolving Finite State Machinesp. 139
Genetic Code Degeneracy: Implications for Grammatical Evolution and Beyondp. 149
Coevolutionary Dynamics of a Multi-population Genetic Programming Systemp. 154
The Evolution of Computation in Co-evolving Demes of Non-uniform Cellular Automata for Global Synchronisationp. 159
Exploiting the Power of Sensory-Motor Coordinationp. 173
Evolution of Neural Controllers with Adaptive Synapses and Compact Genetic Encodingp. 183
Synthetic Approaches to Neurobiology: Review and Case Study in the Control of Anguiliform Locomotionp. 195
Replicating Experiments in "Detour Behavior" with Artificially Evolved Robots: An A-Life Approach to Comparative Psychologyp. 205
Studying Animals through Artificial Evolution: The Cricket Casep. 215
Evolving Behavioural Choice: An Investigation of Herrnstein's Matching Lawp. 225
Modeling of an Early Evolutionary Stage of the Cnidarian Nervous System and Behaviorp. 236
Spontaneous Evolution of Command Neurons, Place Cells and Memory Mechanisms in Autonomous Agentsp. 246
Modularity in Evolved Artificial Neural Networksp. 256
Framsticks: Towards a Simulation of a Nature-Like World, Creatures and Evolutionp. 261
Evolving Visual Feature Detectorsp. 266
Evolutionary Design of Mobile Robot Behaviors for Action-Based Environment Modelingp. 271
On the Dynamics of Robot Exploration Learningp. 279
Artificial Autonomy in the Natural World: Building a Robot Predatorp. 289
Behavior Adaptation on Behavior-Based Controller for Brachiation Robotp. 294
Wet Artificial Brains: Towards the Chemical Control of Robot Motion by Reaction-Diffusion and Excitable Mediap. 304
A Neuronal Structure for Learning by Imitationp. 314
A Neural Model for the Visual Navigation and Planning of a Mobile Robotp. 319
Progressive Construction of Compound Behavior Controllers for Autonomous Robots using Temporal Informationp. 324
A Visualization Tool for the Mini-Robot Khepera: Behavior Analysis and Optimizationp. 329
Towards UAV Nap-of-the-Earth Flight Using Optical Flowp. 334
On Bots and Bacteria: Ontology Independent Embodimentp. 339
Populating the Virtual Worlds with Interactive Perceptive Virtual Actorsp. 344
Level of Autonomy for Virtual Human Agentsp. 345
Emotional Disorders in Autonomous Agents?p. 350
Integrating Unsupervised Learning, Motivation and Action Selection in an A-Life Agentp. 355
Can Computers Have Sentiments? The Case of Risk Aversion and Utility for Wealthp. 365
Towards Robust Bio-inspired Circuits: The Embryonics Approachp. 377
Designing a Simulation Model of a Self-Maintaining Cellular Systemp. 379
Design Patterns for an Object-Oriented Computational Chemistryp. 389
Model of Self-Replicating Cell Capable of Self-Maintenancep. 399
Evolution at the Origins of Life: Modelling Simple Persistent Replication Objectsp. 407
A Simulation of Life Using a Dynamic Core Memory Partitioned by Membrane Datap. 412
Molecular Evolution in Time-Dependent Environmentsp. 417
Evolution to Complexity: Replication, Elongation and Assembly in an RNA Worldp. 422
Evolution of Multispecificity in an Immune Networkp. 427
Laziness + Sensitivity + Mobility = Structure: Emergence of Patterns in Lattice Swarmsp. 432
Self-Repairing Multicellular Hardware: A Reliability Analysisp. 442
Arithmetic Operations on Self-Replicating Cellular Automatap. 447
Dynamics of Gene Expression in an Artificial Genome - Implications for Biological and Artificial Ontogenyp. 457
Parameter Optimization in Hierarchical Structuresp. 467
A Model of Axis Determination for the Drosophila Wing Discp. 472
Identifying Gene Regulatory Networks from Time Series Expression Data by in silico Sampling and Screeningp. 477
Simulating the Evolution of Artifactsp. 489
The Evolution of Non-reciprocal Altruismp. 499
A Little More than Kind and Less than Kin: The Unwarranted Use of Kin Selection in Spatial Models of Communicationp. 504
An Evolutionary Simulation Model of Social Learning about Food by Norway Ratsp. 514
Effects of Cohesiveness on Inter-Sexual Dominance Relationships and Spatial Structure among Group-Living Virtual Entitiesp. 524
Simplicity Rules the Roost: Exploring Birdbrain Parental Investment Heuristicsp. 535
Imitation and Cooperation in Coupled Dynamical Recognizersp. 545
Emergence of Adaptive Society with Competitive Selfish Agentsp. 555
Dynamical Systems Gamep. 560
High Speed Hardware Computation of Co-evolution Modelsp. 566
A Probabilistic Model for Understanding and Comparing Collective Aggregation Mechanismsp. 575
Exploiting Domain Physics: Using Stigmergy to Control Cluster Building with Real Robotsp. 585
Adaptive Exploration of a Dynamic Environment by a Group of Communicating Robotsp. 596
Task Fulfilment and Temporal Patterns of Activity in Artificial Ant Coloniesp. 606
Formalizing the Ant Algorithms in Terms of Reinforcement Learningp. 616
Using Competing Ant Colonies to Solve k-way Partitioning Problems with Foraging and Raiding Strategiesp. 621
On Improving Clustering in Numerical Databases with Artificial Antsp. 626
Ants War with Evolutive Pheromone Style Communicationp. 639
Sexual Signalling in an Artificial Population: When Does the Handicap Principle Work?p. 644
Modeling the Evolution of Communication: From Stimulus Associations to Grounded Symbolic Associationsp. 654
Emergence of Speech Sounds in Changing Populationsp. 664
SPECIES: An Evolutionary Model for the Emergence of Phonetic Structures in an Artificial Society of Speech Agentsp. 674
Collective Learning and Semiotic Dynamicsp. 679
Analyzing the Evolution of Communication from a Dynamical System's Perspectivep. 689
Syntax out of Learning: The Cultural Evolution of Structured Communication in a Population of Induction Algorithmsp. 694
Modelling the Evolution of Linguistic Diversityp. 704
Compression and Adaptationp. 709
Effective Lexicon Change in the Absence of Population Fluxp. 720
Self-Organization of a Lexicon in a Structured Society of Agentsp. 725
Modeling Categorization Dynamics through Conversation by Constructive Approachp. 730
Author Indexp. 735
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