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Simulating Artificial Organisms with Qualitative Physiology

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In this paper, we describe an approach to artificial life, which uses Qualitative Reasoning for the simulation of life within a 3D virtual environment. This system uses qualitative formalisms to describe both the physiology of a virtual creature and its environment. This approach has two main advantages: the possibility of representing integrated physiological functions at various levels of abstraction and the use of a common formalism for the simulation of internal (physiological) and external (environmental) processes. We illustrate this framework by revisiting early work in Artificial Life and providing these virtual life forms with a corresponding physiology, to obtain a complete living organism in virtual worlds.

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  • Virtual World
  • Artificial Life
  • Vital Fluid
  • Model Fragment
  • Qualitative Reasoning

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Hartley, S., Cavazza, M., Bec, L., Lugrin, JL., Crooks, S. (2005). Simulating Artificial Organisms with Qualitative Physiology. In: Capcarrère, M.S., Freitas, A.A., Bentley, P.J., Johnson, C.G., Timmis, J. (eds) Advances in Artificial Life. ECAL 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 3630. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/11553090_55

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