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Tuning Growth Stability in an Animat Agent Model

C. J. Scogings, K. A. Hawick and H. A. James

Archived April 2007

Abstract

Animat agent models constitute an important tool for studying emergent phenomena in large scale complex systems. We have developed a spatial animat agent model to investigate predator-prey interactions and other effects arising from emergent cooperation and competition. The rules for microscopic animat predation and reproduction critically affect the stability of model systems. We report on our experiments on tuning the stability and growth of animat population models against a background of multiple animat species and the emergence of spatial segregation.

Keywords: animat agent; predator-prey; spatial emergence; discrete-event simulation.

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@INPROCEEDINGS{CSTN-038,
  author = {C. J. Scogings and K. A. Hawick and H. A. James},
  title = {Tuning Growth Stability in an Animat Agent Model},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 16th IASTED International Conference in Applied
	Simulation and Modelling (ASM 2007)},
  year = {2007},
  number = {581-094},
  pages = {312-317},
  address = {Palma de Mallorca, Spain},
  month = {29-31 August},
  publisher = {IASTED},
  timestamp = {2007.06.14}
}


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