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ALIFE
2000
9 years 11 months ago
Pattern Formation and Optimization in Army Ant Raids
Army ant colonies display complex foraging raid patterns involving thousands of individuals communicating through chemical trails. In this article we explore, by means of a simple ...
Ricard V. Solé, Eric Bonabeau, Jordi Delgad...
ALIFE
2000
9 years 11 months ago
Duplication of Modules Facilitates the Evolution of Functional Specialization
The evolution of simulated robots with three different architectures is studied in this article. We compare a nonmodular feed-forward network, a hardwired modular, and a duplicatio...
Raffaele Calabretta, Stefano Nolfi, Domenico Paris...
ALIFE
2000
9 years 11 months ago
On Meme-Gene Coevolution
In this paper we examine the effects of the emergence of a new replicator, memes, on the evolution of a pre-existing replicator, genes. Using a version of the NKCS model we examin...
Larry Bull, Owen Holland, Susan Blackmore
ALIFE
2000
9 years 11 months ago
Open Problems in Artificial Life
This article lists fourteen open problems in artificial life, each of which is a grand challenge requiring a major advance on a fundamental issue for its solution. Each problem is ...
Mark A. Bedau, John S. McCaskill, Norman H. Packar...
ALIFE
2000
9 years 11 months ago
Talking Helps: Evolving Communicating Agents for the Predator-Prey Pursuit Problem
We analyze a general model of multi-agent communication in which all agents communicate simultaneously to a message board. A genetic algorithm is used to evolve multi-agent languag...
Kam-Chuen Jim, C. Lee Giles
ALIFE
2002
9 years 11 months ago
The View From Elsewhere: Perspectives on ALife Modeling
Many artificial life researchers stress the interdisciplinary character of the field. Against such a backdrop, this report reviews and discusses artificial life, as it is depicted ...
Michael Wheeler, Seth Bullock, Ezequiel A. Di Paol...
ALIFE
2002
9 years 11 months ago
Bioinspired Engineering of Exploration Systems for NASA and DoD
A new approach called bioinspired engineering of exploration systems (BEES) and its value for solving pressing NASA and DoD needs are described. Insects (for example honeybees and ...
Sarita Thakoor, Javaan S. Chahl, Mandyam V. Sriniv...
ALIFE
2002
9 years 11 months ago
An Interactive Self-Replicator Implemented in Hardware
Self-replicating loops presented to date are essentially worlds unto themselves, inaccessible to the observer once the replication process is launched. In this article we present t...
André Stauffer, Moshe Sipper
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