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From Animals to Animats 4: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior

by Pattie Maes, M Mataric, J Meyer, J Pollack, S Wilson The MIT Press
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September 9th-13th, 1996, Cape Cod, MassachusettsFrom Animals to Animats 4 brings together the latest research at the frontier of an exciting new approach to understanding intelligence. The contributors represent a broad range of interests from artificial intelligence and robotics to ethology and the neurosciences. Unifying these approaches is the notion of 'animat' -- an artificial animal, either simulated by a computer or embodied in a robot, which must survive and adapt in progressively more challenging environments. The 66 contributions focus particularly on well-defined models, computer simulations, and built robots in order to help characterize and compare various principles and architectures capable of inducing adaptive behavior in real or artificial animals.Major topics, all from the perspective of adaptive behavior, include: The Animat Approach to Adaptive Behavior, Perception and Motor Control, Action Selection and Behavioral Sequences, Internal World Models and Navigation, Motivation and Emotions, Learning, Evolution, Coevolution, Collective Behavior.
Maja J. Mataric 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. Jean-Arcady Meyer is CNRS Research Director and Head of the AnimatLab in the Department of Computer Science at the Universit+® 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.