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Simulation Environment For Artificial Life Agents


Pavel Nahodil, Karel Kohout

Published in:


ECMS 2008 Proceedings

Edited by: Loucas S. Louca, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Zuzana Oplatkova, Khalid Al-Begain


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-6-5

Doi: 10.7148/2008


22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Nicosia, June 3-6, 2008


Citation format:

Nahodil, P. (2008). Simulation Environment For Artificial Life Agents. ECMS 2008 Proceedings edited by: L. S. Louca, Y. Chrysanthou, Z. Oplatkova, K. Al-Begain (pp. 131-136). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2008-0131



Our research is focused on simulation of agents - animates. The architecture of these agents is mainly inspired by nature; therefore they are sometimes called artificial creatures. The main contribution of this paper is the description of designed simulation environment architecture for the Artificial Life (ALife) domain. It was named the World of Artificial Life (WAL). Our platform incorporates also results of research in domain of hybrid agent architectures. Based on these results it focuses to the proposal and implementation of the simulation environment for them. First, we present the alternatives for our simulation environment which we evaluated and considered to use. Since we did not selected any of them further in the text we will formulate the problem we were solving and its important goals, followed by presentation of our proposal for such simulator and overview of achieved results.

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