The Biology and Technology of Intelligent Autonomous Agents

  • Luc Steels
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 144)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Lectures

    1. Carme Torras
      Pages 53-71
    2. Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Michael L. Littman, Andrew W. Moore
      Pages 90-127
    3. Sebastian Thrun, Tom M. Mitchell
      Pages 165-196
  3. Research Papers

    1. Philip Husbands, Inman Harvey, Dave Cliff
      Pages 222-257
    2. Ulrich Nehmzow
      Pages 258-274
    3. Giulio Antoniol, Bruno Caprile, Alessandro Cimatti, Roberto Fiutem
      Pages 296-311
    4. Johan M. Lammens, Henry H. Hexmoor, Stuart C. Shapiro
      Pages 312-344
    5. Luís Correia, A. Steiger-Garção
      Pages 377-389
    6. Gerhard Weiß
      Pages 415-428
  4. Research Notes

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 513-517

About these proceedings


The NATO sponsored Advanced Study Institute 'The Biology and Tech­ nology of Intelligent Autonomous Agents' was an extraordinary event. For two weeks it brought together the leading proponents of the new behavior­ oriented approach to Artificial Intelligence in Castel Ivano near Trento. The goal of the meeting was to establish a solid scientific and technological foun­ dation for the field of intelligent autonomous agents with a bias towards the new methodologies and techniques that have recently been developed in Ar­ tificial Intelligence under the strong influence of biology. Major themes of the conference were: bottom-up AI research, artificial life, neural networks and techniques of emergent functionality. The meeting was such an extraordinary event because it not only featured very high quality lectures on autonomous agents and the various fields feeding it, but also robot laboratories which were set up by the MIT AI laboratory (with a lab led by Rodney Brooks) and the VUB AI laboratory (with labs led by Tim Smithers and Luc Steels). This way the participants could also gain practical experience and discuss in concreto what the difficulties and achievements were of different approaches. In fact, the meeting has been such a success that a follow up meeting is planned for September 1995 in Monte Verita (Switzerland). This meeting is organised by Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Luc Steels
    • 1
  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)BrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79631-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79629-6
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