Homeostasis and rein control: from Daisyworld to active perception

Harvey, Inman (2004) Homeostasis and rein control: from Daisyworld to active perception. In: Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALIFE 9).

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Abstract

Homeostasis refers to the ability of organisms to maintain vital properties, such as body temperature, within a zone of viability, or of comfort, and the Gaia Hypothesis proposes that the Earth with its biota acts as a homeostatic whole. The Daisyworld model was proposed as one possible mechanism for providing this homeostatic regulation. Here a new and much simplified version of this model is presented, demonstrating that the combination of any `Hat function with any feedback, positive or negative, can lead to homeostasis through `Rein Control. This principle is so general that it can be extended to other domains such as active perception, here demonstrated in a simulated robot.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Inman Harvey
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:13
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 09:37
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30359
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