ALife approach for body-behavior predator–prey coevolution: body first or behavior first?
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We present the results of morphology–behavior predator–prey coevolution in a 3D physically simulated environment. The morphology and behaviors of virtual creature predators and prey are evolved using a genetic algorithm and random one-on-one encounters in a shared environment. We analyze the evolutionary dynamics on the basis of quantitative characterization of morphology and behavior. Specifically, we pose and answer the question: which precede the other, morphology or behavior, during the evolutionary acquisition of predator and prey strategies?
KeywordsCoevolution Predator–prey 3D physical simulation Artificial life
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