Foraging Multi-Agent System Simulation Based on Attachment Theory

  • Carlos Alberto Riveros Varela
  • Ferney Beltrán Velandia
  • Miguel Alberto Melgarejo Rey
  • Nadya González Romero
  • Nelson Obregón Neira
Part of the Emergence, Complexity and Computation book series (ECC, volume 14)

Abstract

A multi-agent system is developed to simulate the emergency of collective behavioral patterns in a foraging model based on the “Ant Foraging Model” made in NetLogo®. Two kind of agents are implemented, secure and selfish, and they are modeled considering the attachment theory, which describes the dynamics of long-term relationships between humans and establishes specific behavioral patterns. 100 simulations are developed varying the amount of selfish and secure agents, the results show that secure agents are more collaborative than selfish ones and the steps of simulation substantially decrease when secure agents are most than selfish agents.

Keywords

Multi-Agent System Attachment Theory Foraging Model Human Behavioral Patterns 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Alberto Riveros Varela
    • 1
  • Ferney Beltrán Velandia
    • 1
  • Miguel Alberto Melgarejo Rey
    • 1
  • Nadya González Romero
    • 2
  • Nelson Obregón Neira
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Distrital ”Francisco José de Caldas”BogotáColombia
  2. 2.Pontificia Universidad JaverianaBogotáColombia

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