Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence
Theories, Methods, and Technologies
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Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence by Dario Floreano
Book DescriptionNew approaches to artificial intelligence spring from the idea that intelligence emerges as much from cells, bodies, and societies as it does from evolution, development, and learning. Traditionally, artificial intelligence has been concerned with reproducing the abilities of human brains; newer approaches take inspiration from a wider range of biological structures that that are capable of autonomous self-organization. Examples of these new approaches include evolutionary computation and evolutionary electronics, artificial neural networks, immune systems, biorobotics, and swarm intelligence -- to mention only a few. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of biologically inspired artificial intelligence that can be used as an upper-level text or as a reference for researchers. Each chapter presents computational approaches inspired by a different biological system; each begins with background information about the biological system and then proceeds to develop computational models that make use of biological concepts. The chapters cover evolutionary computation and electronics; cellular systems; neural systems, including neuromorphic engineering; developmental systems; immune systems; behavioral systems -- including several approaches to robotics, including behavior-based, bio-mimetic, epigenetic, and evolutionary robots; and collective systems, including swarm robotics as well as cooperative and competitive co-evolving systems. Chapters end with a concluding overview and suggested reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262062718
(229mm x 203mm x 30mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dario Floreano
Evolutionary Robotics, Paperback (March 2004)
An overview of the basic concepts and methodologies of evolutionary robotics, which views robots as autonomous artificial organisms that develop their own skills in close interaction with the environment and without human intervention.
From Animals to Animats, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Dario Floreano
Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior
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Author Biography - Dario Floreano
Claudio Mattiussi is a researcher at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL.
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