Unorthodox optimal foraging theory

Seth, Anil (2000) Unorthodox optimal foraging theory. In: Meyer, J A, Berthoz, A, Floreano, D, Roitblat, HL and Wilson, SW (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior. MIT Press.

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As the Simulation of Adaptive Behaviour (SAB) field continues to mature, it is essential that general methodological positions become elaborated into practical programmes of research. This paper describes how a particular flavour of SAB modelling - the use of genetic algorithms to design situated agent (animat) architectures - can effectively complement `optimal foraging theory', as it is understood in theoretical biology. This allows several fundamental problems that arise directly out of the framework of orthodox optimal foraging theory to be addressed, but, as with any trade-off, is not without disadvantages of its own.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Anil Seth
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:04
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 16:07
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