Imitation-Based Approach to Modeling Homogenous Agents Societies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591408415
  • ISBN-13: 9781591408413
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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As interest in computer, cognitive, and social sciences grow, the need for alternative approaches to models in related-disciplines thrives. An Imitation-Based Approach to Modeling Homogeneous Agents Societies offers a framework for modeling societies of autonomous agents that is heavily based on fuzzy algebraic tools. This publication overviews platforms developed with the purpose of simulating hypotheses or harvesting data from human subjects in efforts for calibration of the model of early learning in humans. An Imitation-Based Approach to Modeling Homogeneous Agents Societies reaches out to the cognitive sciences, psychology, and anthropology providing a different perspective on a few "classical" problems within these fields.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
An Imitation-Based Approach to Modeling Homogenous Agents Societies: Table of Contents.
1: Theory.
2: On Our Four Foci.
3: On Agency.
4: On Drives.
5: On IETAL, Algebraically.
6: On Learning.
7: On IETAL, Fuzzy Algebraically.
8: On Agent Societies.
9: On Concepts and Emergence of Language.
10: On Emergent Phenomena: If I'm Not in Control, Then Who Is? The Politics of Emergence in Multi-Agent Systems.
11: Cases.
12: On MASim: A Gallery of Behaviors in Small Societies.
13: On a Software Platform for MASIVE Simulations.
14: On a Robotic Platform for MASIVE-Like Experiments.
15: On the POPSICLE Experiments.
16: Alternatives.
17: On an Evolutionary Approach to Language.
18: On Future Work.
Appendix A On the Fuzzy Tools.
Appendix B On Motivation Theory: Explorations in Evolutionary Psychology, Hormesis, and Brain Function.
About the Author.
About the Contributors.