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Paperback | $87.00 X | £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
Edited by Pattie Maes


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 Editor

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