This paper proposed a new bilateral model supporting cooperative behavior. It is inspired by cooperation in hunting [34,38] and food sharing of female vampire bats [56,57,58]. In this paper, it is postulated, that low bounding of food capacity (fast saturation) in conjunction with a high demand of food energy (fast starving without food) strongly supports cooperative behavior. These postulations are integrated within the proposed model as an extension of the prisoner dilemma [10,11,49].


bio-inspired models trust management self-organizing communities cooperative systems cooperative hunting food sharing behavior vampire bats 


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  • Ricardo Buettner
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  1. 1.FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & ManagementUniversity of Applied SciencesMuenchenGermany

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