Emergent Behavior of Interacting Groups of Communicative Agents

  • Alexander Bisler


This paper presents a simulation of the behavior of different species of birds, which share the same habitat, but manage to use different times of the day to sing their songs. Therefore, they avoid a vocal competition and improve the conditions to find a mate. Communicative agents are used to model the birds and their behavior. A simple set of rules is used to make the decisions when and how to change the time for the search for a mate. By incorporating damping and amplifying feedback loops the collective behavior of each species led the system to a solution which was favorable to all agents.


Mating Behavior Collective Behavior Communicative Agent Emergent Behavior Mating Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Bisler
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  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Computer GraphicsDarmstadtGermany

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