Toward a Practice of Autonomous Systems

Toward a Practice of Autonomous Systems Proceedings of the First European Conference on Artificial Life - Complex Adaptive Systems

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Publisher's Synopsis

Artificial life embodies a recent and important conceptual step in modem science: asserting that the core of intelligence and cognitive abilities is the same as the capacity for living. The recent surge of interest in artificial life has pushed a whole range of engineering traditions, such as control theory and robotics, beyond classical notions of goal and planning into biologically inspired notions of viability and adaptation, situatedness and operational closure. These proceedings serve two important functions: they address bottom-up theories of artificial intelligence and explore what can be learned from simple models such as insects about the cognitive processes and characteristic autonomy of living organisms, while also engaging researchers and philosophers in an exciting examination of the epistemological basis of this new trend.

Topics
Artificial Animals  Genetic Algorithms  Autonomous Systems  Emergent Behaviors  Artificial Ecologies  Immunologic Algorithms  Self-Adapting Systems  Emergent Structures  Emotion And Motivation  Neural Networks  Coevolution  Fitness Landscapes

Contributors
H. Bersini, Domenico Parisi, Rodney A. Brooks, Christopher G. Langton, S. Kauffman, J.-L. Denenbourg, Pattie Maes, John Holland, T. Smithersm H. Swefel, H. Muhlenbein

Book information

ISBN: 9780262720199
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 629.89263
Language: English
Number of pages: 515
Weight: 1406g
Height: 269mm
Width: 213mm
Spine width: 33mm