Simulating Artificial Organisms with Qualitative Physiology

Simon Hartley, Marc Cavazza, Louis Bec, Jean-Luc Lugrin, Sean Crooks

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe an approach to artificial life, which uses Qualitative Reasoning for the simulation of life within a 3D virtual environment. This system uses qualitative formalisms to describe both the physiology of a virtual creature and its environment. This approach has two main advantages: the possibility of representing integrated physiological functions at various levels of abstraction and the use of a common formalism for the simulation of internal (physiological) and external (environmental) processes. We illustrate this framework by revisiting early work in Artificial Life and providing these virtual life forms with a corresponding physiology, to obtain a complete living organism in virtual worlds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in artificial life
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin
Pages540-550
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event8th European Conference on Artificial Life - Canterbury, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20059 Sep 2005
Conference number: 8th

Publication series

NameAdvances in Artificial Life
Volume3630
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference8th European Conference on Artificial Life
Abbreviated titleECAL 2005
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCanterbury
Period5/09/059/09/05

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