ISCS 2014: Interdisciplinary Symposium on Complex Systems

Volume 14 of the series Emergence, Complexity and Computation pp 359-364

Foraging Multi-Agent System Simulation Based on Attachment Theory

  • Carlos Alberto Riveros VarelaAffiliated withUniversidad Distrital ”Francisco José de Caldas” Email author 
  • , Ferney Beltrán VelandiaAffiliated withUniversidad Distrital ”Francisco José de Caldas”
  • , Miguel Alberto Melgarejo ReyAffiliated withUniversidad Distrital ”Francisco José de Caldas”
  • , Nadya González RomeroAffiliated withPontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • , Nelson Obregón NeiraAffiliated withPontificia Universidad Javeriana

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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.


Multi-Agent System Attachment Theory Foraging Model Human Behavioral Patterns