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Paperback | $87.00 Short | £64.95 | ISBN: 9780262631785 | 600 pp. | 8.5 x 11 in | August 1996

From Animals to Animats 4

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior


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

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.

Jordan Pollack is Associate Professor and Director of the

Dynamical and Evolutionary Machine Organization Group in the School of Computer Science at Brandeis University.

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

Pattie Maes is an associate professor in MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences.

Maja J. Matarić is Professor of Computer Science and Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems at the University of Southern California, where she is also Codirector of the Robotics Research Lab and Senior Associate Dean for research in the Viterbi School of Engineering.