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Paperback | $68.00 Short | £46.95 | ISBN: 9780262631389 | 562 pp. | February 1991

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From Animals to Animats

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior


These sixty contributions from researchers in ethology, ecology, cybernetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, and related fields delve into the behaviors and underlying mechanisms that allow animals and, potentially, robots to adapt and survive in uncertain environments. They focus in particular on simulation models in order to help characterize and compare various organizational principles or architectures capable of inducing adaptive behavior in real or artificial animals.

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.

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