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Symbolic Communication in Artificial Creatures: an experiment in Artificial Life

Loula, Angelo and Gudwin, Ricardo and Queiroz, João (2004) Symbolic Communication in Artificial Creatures: an experiment in Artificial Life. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

This is a project on Artificial Life where we simulate an ecosystem that allows cooperative interaction between agents, including intra-specific predator-warning communication in a virtual environment of predatory events. We propose, based on Peircean semiotics and informed by neuroethological constraints, an experiment to simulate the emergence of symbolic communication among artificial creatures. Here we describe the simulation environment and the creaturesrsquo control architectures, and briefly present obtained results.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:symbol, communication, artificial life, semiotics, C.S.Peirce
Subjects:Computer Science > Language
Biology > Animal Cognition
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Biology > Animal Behavior
ID Code:4507
Deposited By:Loula, Angelo
Deposited On:20 Aug 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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