Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-044


Altruism Amongst Spatial Predator-Prey Animats

C. J. Scogings and K. A. Hawick

Archived February 2007


Understanding the emergence or suppression of altruism is an important step towards understanding real-life many-agent systems. We explore the relative survival traits of spatial animats in our predator-prey model and find some quantifiable emergent advantages of altruistic behaviour on the part of individual animats.

Keywords: altruism, animats, predator-prey.

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  author = {C.J. Scogings and K.A. Hawick},
  title = {Altruism Amongst Spatial Predator-Prey Animats},
  booktitle = {Proc. 11th Int. Conf. on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems
	(ALife XI)},
  year = {2008},
  editor = {S. Bullock and J. Noble and R. Watson and M. Bedau},
  pages = {537-544},
  address = {Winchester, UK},
  month = {5-8 August},
  publisher = {MIT Press},
  institution = {Massey University},
  timestamp = {2008.02.26},
  url = {}

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