Artificial Life VI


A Framework for Sensor Evolution in a Population of Braitenberg Vehicle-like Agents

Alexandra Mark
Institut fuer Informatik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Germany

Daniel Polani
Institut fuer Informatik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Germany
http://www.informatik.uni-mainz.de/PERSONEN/Polani.html

Thomas Uthmann
Institut fuer Informatik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Germany


Abstract

We introduce a framework for the study of sensor evolution in a continuous 2-dimensional virtual world (XRaptor) populated by agents with Braitenberg vehicle-like capabilities. The agents have a fixed or varying number of ``eyes'' as sensors and are controlled by simple neural networks. Results of runs evolving characteristics of sensors and networks are presented.


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