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Proceedings of the First International Conference on Simulation of
Adaptive Behavior

Animals to Animats is a conference. Its held every two years, at various locations
around the world. It brings together researchers from ethology, psychology,
ecology, artificial intelligence, artificial life, robotics, engineering, and
many other related fields, seeking to bind the disciplines together.

The goal of the conferences is to drive understanding and ability to reproduce
the behaviours and underlying mechanisms that allow natural and synthetic agents
(animats) to adapt and survive in uncertain environments.

In short, starting with natural animal behaviour, transferring that to alife,
in order to recreate adaptive, reasoning, and even natural intelligent behaviour
of non-humans to artificially created animals and servant agents who can then
adapt to changing environments without being explicitly programmed to.

These books each hold the complete set of papers successfully chosen by the conference
in that year.

As is usual with products of this type, where possible we link to or host the
papers presented. If this has been possible, the paper name will be al ink.



Simulation of Adaptive Behavior in Animats: Review and Prospect

Jean-Arcady Meyer and Agnes Guillot

The Animat Path to AI

Stewart W. Wilson

What It Means for Robot Behaviour to be Adaptive

David McFarland

Computational Neuroethology: A Provisional Manifesto

Dave Cliff

On the Feasibility of Computational Artificial Life--A Reply to

Harold C. Morris

The Animat and the Physician

Alexandre Parodi and Pierre Bonelli

Extended Classifiers for Simulation of Adaptive Behavior

Renaud Dumeur


Biomimetic Sonar Processing: From Dolphin Echolocation to Artificial Neural

H. L. Roitblat, P. W. B. Moore, P. E. Nachtigall, and R. H. Penner

Hierarchical Dishabituation of Visual Discrimination in Toads

DeLiang Wang and Michael A. Arbib

The Computational Hoverfly: A Study in Computational Neuroethology

Dave Cliff

Can Allied Reflexes Promote the Integration of a Robot's Behavior?

Philip Teitelbaum, Vivien C. Pellis, and Sergio M. Pellis

Coordination of Leg Movement in Walking Animals

Holk Cruse

A Biological Visuo-Motor System: How Dissimilar Maps Interact to Produce

Gerhard Manteuffel

A Biological and Computational Stereo Vision

Stephen T. Barnard

Modeling and Simulation of Animals' Movements

Simon Benhamou and Pierre Bovet



Schemas for Prey-Catching in Frog and Toad

Michael A. Arbib and Alberto Cobas

Mapbuilding Using Self-Organising Networks in "Really Useful Robots"

Ulrich Nehmzow and Tim Smithers

The Contribution of Quantitative Models to The Long Distance Orientation

Marc Jamon

Navigating with a Rat Brain: A Neurobiologically-Inspired Model for Robot
Spatial Representation

Maja J. Mataric

Four Important Issues in Cognitive Mapping

W. K. Yeap and C. C. Handley

Attracting Similar Shapes Towards Each Other

Mitch R. Harris



Ethological and Psychological Models of Motivation--Towards a Synthesis

Frederick Toates and Per Jensen

Pleasure: The Answer to Conflicting Motivations

Michel Cabanac

Machine Motivation

J. R. P. Halperin

A Possibility for Implementing Curiosity and Boredom in Model- Building
Neural Controllers

Juergen Schmidhuber



Instinct as an Inductive Bias for Learning Behavioral Sequences

Lashon B. Booker

A Bottom-Up Mechanism for Behavior Selection in an Artificial Creature

Pattie Maes

The Neural Basis of Behavioral Choice in an Artificial Insect

Randall D. Beer and Hillel J. Chiel

An Investigation of Two Mediation Strategies Suitable for Behavioural
Control in Animals and Animats

Martin Snaith and Owen Holland

Computer Simulation of an Animal Environment

Toby Tyrrell and John E. W. Mayhew



Ontogeny of Preferences in Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) Exposed to Food
and Conspecifics

Pafrick W. Colgan,T. Lynne Jamieson, Janice E. Frame, and J. Terry Smith

Simulation Studies of Song Learning in Birds

James M. Williams and P. J. B. Slater

Reinforcement Learning Architectures for Animats

Richard S. Sutton

Self-Improving Reactive Agents: Case Studies of Reinforcement Learning

Long-Ji Lin

Exploring Adaptive Agency II: Simulating the Evolution of Associative

Peter M. Todd and Geoffrey F. Miller

Lookahead Planning and Latent Learning in a Classifier System

Rick L. Riolo

Learning Hill-Climbing Functions as a Strategy for Generating Behaviors
in a Mobile Robot

David Pierce and Benjamin Kuipers

Some Parallels Between Associative Learning and Object Classification

David R. Shanks



Task Differentation in Polistes Wasp Colonies: A Model for Self- Organizing
Groups of Robots

Guy Theraulaz, Simon Goss, Jacques Gervet, and Jean- Louis Deneubourg

The Dynamics of Collective Sorting: Robot-Like Ants and Ant-Like Robots

J. L. Deneubourg, S. Goss, N. Franks, A. Sendova-Franks, C. Detrain, and
L. Chretien


Evolution and Co-Evolution of Computer Programs to Control Independently-Acting

John R. Koza

The Evolution of Information Gathering: Operationa1 Constraints

Cynthia Kurtz

Representations for Artificial Organisms

Robert J. Collins and David R. Jefferson

Evolving Organisms That Can Reach for Objects

Federico Cecconi and Domenico Parisi

The Artificial Evolution of Behaviour

Inman Harvey

The Rise of Interaction: Intrinsic Simulation Modeling of the Onset
of Interacting Behaviour

Fabio De Luigi and Vifforio Maniezzo

The Evolution of Behavior: Some Experiments

Jan Paredis

A Von Neumann Approach to a Genotype Explession in a Neural Animat

Dan Wood



Challenges for Complete Creature Architecture

Rodney A. Brooks

Cognitive Action Theory as a Control Architecture

H. L. Roitblat

Towards a Theory of Emergent Functionality

Luc Steels

Eight Principles for Building an Intelligent Robot.

David L. Waltz

Robot Ethology: A Proposal for the Research into Intelligent Autonomous
System 465

Uwe Schnepf

A Model of the Mechanisms Underlying Exploratory Behaviour

Liane M. Gabora and Patrick W. Colgan

The Causal Analysis of an Adaptive System: Sex- Ratio Decisions
as Observed in a Parasitic Wasp and Simulated by a Network Model

Marijke Vonk, Felix Putters, and Berend-Jan Velthuis

Evolution as Pattern Processing: TODO as Substrate for Evolution

P. Hogeweg and B. Hesper

Matching, Maximizing and Melioration as Alternative Descriptions
of Behaviour

Alasdair 1. Houston

An Adaptation Anomoly of a Genetic Algorithm

Yuval Davidor

Autonomous Agents, AI and Chaos Theory

George Kiss

Incrementing Intelligent Systems by Design

Brendan McGonigle



Animal Simulations with *Logo: Massive Parallelism for the Masses

Mitchel Resnick

Lego Vehicles: A Technology for Studying Intelligent Systems

Jim Donnett and Tim Smithers


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