Effect of Open Communication on Predator Behavior in Simulated Environments

Keywords
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Issue Date
2022-01-30
Language
en
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Abstract
Will simulated predators communicate if they are given the option and means to broadcast and receive information over an unconstrained communication channel in a simulated world? If they do, what will they talk about? In this thesis, predators and prey learn to chase and avoid each other, respectively. The aim of this research is to investigate the use and content of adding an open communication channel to the predator agents. Using a genetic algorithm, predators and prey evolve in settings where withinand between-population communication is turned on or off. The predators evolve to only communicate when prey are not listening, that they tend to move towards communicating agents, and that most communication is done by predators eating from the carcass of a prey. Effectively, they perform sharing behavior to form a group, instead of hunting alone.
Description
Citation
Faculty
Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen