Tuning Growth Stability in an Animat Agent Model

C.J. Scogings, K.A. Hawick, and H.A. James (New Zealand)


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


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

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