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The Biology and Technology of Intelligent Autonomous Agents

  • Conference proceedings
  • © 1995


Part of the book series: NATO ASI Subseries F: (NATO ASI F, volume 144)

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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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Table of contents (25 papers)

  1. Lectures

  2. Research Papers

Editors and Affiliations

  • Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Brussels, Belgium

    Luc Steels

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Biology and Technology of Intelligent Autonomous Agents

  • Editors: Luc Steels

  • Series Title: NATO ASI Subseries F:

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-79631-9Published: 27 December 2011

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-79629-6Published: 06 December 2012

  • Series ISSN: 0258-1248

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 517

  • Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Health Informatics, Computer Appl. in Life Sciences

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