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Toward a practice of autonomous systems : proceedings of the first European Conference on Artificial Life

Author: Francisco J Varela; Paul Bourgine
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1992.
Series: Complex adaptive systems.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Paris (1991)
Kongress
Kongreß
Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco J Varela; Paul Bourgine
ISBN: 0262720191 9780262720199
OCLC Number: 25316527
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Selected papers from the first European Conference on Artificial Life, held in Paris, France in December 1991.
Description: xvii, 515 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Autonomous robots: artificial life and real robots, Rodney A. Brooks; concept formation as emergent phenomena, Mukesh J. Patel and Uwe Schnepf; distributed adaptive control - a paradigm for designing autonomous agents, Rolf Pfeifer and Paul Verschure; taking eliminative materialism seriously - a methodology for autonomous systems research, Tim Smithers; an adaptable mobile robot, Leslie Pack Kaelbling; learning behaviour networks from experience, Pattie Maes; characterizing adaptation by constraint, Ian Horswill; on the self-organizing properties of topological maps, Didier Keymeulen and Jo Decuyper; massively parallel evolution of recurrent networks - an approach to temporal processing, Piet Spiessens and Jan Torreele; neural networks for visual tracking in an artificial fly, Dave Cliff; an approach to sensorimotor relevance, Eric Dedieu and Emmanuel Mazer; using motor actions for location recognition, Ulrich Nehmzow and Tim Smithers; the application of temporal difference learning to the neural control of quadruped locomotion, Martin Snaith and Owen Holland; evolution of subsumption using genetic programming, John R. Koza. Part 2 Swarm intelligence: warm-made architectures, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, et al; distributed optimization by ant colonies, Alberto Colorni, et al; emergent colonization in an artificial ecology, Andrew M. Assad and Norman H. Packard; the maximum entropy principle and sensing in swarm intelligence, Gerardo Beni and Susan Hackwood; a behavioural simulation model for the study of emergent social structures, Alexis Drogoul, et al; interactive evolution of dynamical systems, Karl Sims; simulating co-evolution with mimetism, Nicolas Meuleau; dynamics of artificial markets - speculative markets and emerging "Common Sense" knowledge, Christian Nottola, et al; harvesting by a group of robots, S. Goss and J.L. Deneubourg. Part 3 Learning and evolution: learning, behaviour and evolution, Domenico Parisi, et al; immune network and adaptive control, Hugues Bersini; genetic self-learning, Frank Hoffmeister and Thomas Back; Darwin's continent cycle theory and its simulation by the prisoner's dilemma, Heinz Muhlenbein; the royal road for genetic algorithms - fitness landscapes and GA performance, Melanie Mitchell, et al; using marker-based genetic encoding of neural networks to evolve finite-state behaviour, Brad Fullmer and Risto Miikkulainen; self-adaptation in genetic algorithms, Thomas Back; steerable GenNets - the genetic programming of steerable behaviours in GenNets, Hugo de Garis; an action based neural network for adaptive control - the tank case study, Antonio Rizzo and Neil Burgess; a model of formal neural network for non-supervised learning and recognition of temporal sequences, Bruno Gas. (Part contents)
Series Title: Complex adaptive systems.
Responsibility: edited by Francisco J. Varela and Paul Bourgine.

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