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Emergent Spatial Agent Segregation

By: Hawick, K.A.; Scogings, C.J.;

2008 / IEEE / 978-0-7695-3496-1

Description

This item was taken from the IEEE Conference ' Emergent Spatial Agent Segregation ' Animat agents are usually formulated as spatially located agents that interact according to some microscopic behavioural rules. We use our predator-prey animat model to explore spatial segregation and other self-organising effects. We compare the emergent macroscopic behaviour with that of non-intelligence models such as those governed solely by microscopic statistical mechanics rules. We report on an emergent separation of sub-species amongst our prey animats when a very simple genetic marker is used and a microscopic breeding preference is introduced.��We discuss some quantitative metrics such as the spatial density of animats and the density-density correlation function and how these can be used to categorize the different self-organisational regimes that emerge from the model.