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dc.contributor.authorMoller, M.
dc.contributor.authorPolani, D.
dc.contributor.editorBullock, Seth
dc.contributor.editorNoble, Jason
dc.contributor.editorWatson, Richard
dc.contributor.editorBedau, Mark A.
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-21T12:01:17Z
dc.date.available2011-11-21T12:01:17Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationMoller , M & Polani , D 2008 , Common concepts in agent groups, symmetries, and conformity in a simple environment . in S Bullock , J Noble , R Watson & M A Bedau (eds) , Artificial Life XI : Procs of the 11th Int Conf on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems . MIT Press , pp. 420-427 .
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-262-75017-2
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 454805
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 63272940-ff3d-4095-b595-90fe1e10c9ee
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/2539
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 80051621767
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/7038
dc.descriptionOriginal paper can be found at: http://alifexi.alife.org/proceedings/
dc.description.abstractWe analyze representations of the world attained through an infomax principle by agents acting in a simple environment. The representations obtained by different agents in general differ to some extent from each other in different instances. This gives rise to ambiguities in how the environment is represented by the different agents. We now develop an information-theoretic formalism able to extract a "common conceptualization" of the world for a group of agents. It turns out that the common conceptualization intuitively seems to capture much higher regularities or symmetries of the environment than the individual representations. We formalize the notion of identifying symmetries in the environment - with respect to "extrinsic" operations on the environment as well as with respect to "intrinsic" operations, i.e. the reconfiguration of the agent’s embodiment. In particular, using the latter formalism, we can re-wire an agent to conform to the highly symmetric common conceptualization to a much higher degree than an unrefined agent; and that without having to re-optimize the agent from scratch. In other words, we can "re-educate" an agent to conform to the de-individualized "concept" of the agent group with comparatively little effort.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMIT Press
dc.relation.ispartofArtificial Life XI
dc.titleCommon concepts in agent groups, symmetries, and conformity in a simple environmenten
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Computer Science and Informatics Research
dc.contributor.institutionAdaptive Systems
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Computer Science
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering and Computer Science
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