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Robotics Index (5A) - Complex Systems

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|> Swarm Intelligence
|> Emergence
|> Complexity + Evolvable Systems
|> Researchers
|> Misc

<| Swarm Intelligence

  • collective decision-making = multiple interactions + positive feedback + negative feedback + amplified fluctuations
  • Books:
  • ---- "Swarm Intelligence": engr.iupui.edu - book by J.Kennedy, R.C.Eberhart, Y.Shi, pub Morgan Kaufman, 2001 - also Kennedy, Eberhart, and review on Amazon.
  • ---- "Swarm Intelligence": santafe.edu - book by E.Bonabeau, M.Dorigo, G.Theraulaz, pub Oxford U. Press, 1999 - review on Amazon.
  • ---- "Digital Biology: How Nature is Transforming Our Technology and Our Lives" - book by Peter J. Bentley, pub Simon & Schuster, 2001 - review on Amazon.
  • Swarm Intelligence: NASA, ant-based optimization, links, conference, routing, particle swarm optimization
  • Articles: "Coordination without Communication", Swarm-semiotics
  • Swarm Dev Group: swarm.org - inc software
  • Boids: Boids, C.Reynolds, project - also gridswarms
  • Ants: Dorigo [1] [2] [3], Deneubourg [1] [2], algorithms, ant robots, E.O.Wilson [1] [2] [3] [books], Deborah Gordon
  • Insect Societies: Sole, SantaFe, CiteSeer
  • Courses: EE150, EE141
  • Misc: Auton.Robotics, Icosystems [1] [2], swarm music

    <| Emergence

  • s.o.s. = feedback + neighbor interaction + pattern recognition.
  • bottom-up intelligence - local feedback + interactions leading to global order, from:
  • ---- "Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software": simonsays.com - book by Steven Johnson, pub Simon & Schuster, 2001 - also interview, review [1] [2] - review on Amazon.
  • Evol-Games: E.Zimmerman [Gearheads], Evolva [review] [demo], the Sims [virtual world]
  • Complexity Theory: BizTech index, Cosma's notebooks
  • Self-Organizing Systems: ezone, Scaruffi, Cosmas, hardware evolution, darwin machines, evolutionary design, sos.faq, web of life [1] [2], NotreDame
  • Pattern Formation:
  • ---- activator-inhibitor Systems: J.Murray, R.Tyson
  • ---- bacteria: E.O.Burdrene, M.P. Brenner
  • ---- "The Self-Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature" by Philip Ball - plates
  • Journals: Emergence
  • Freenet: freenetproject.org
  • Misc: UCI

    <| Complexity + Evolvable Systems

  • A.Life: alife.org, darwin machines [1] [2], Zooland
  • Evolutionary Computation: Reynolds, MIT
  • Research: CALRESCO, AIST-JP, NASA, JPL, BT.Labs
  • Meetings: ICES96, ICES98, ICES00, ICES01, ICES03, 1995 workshop, Evorobot98 [1] [2] [3], 2000 workgroup
  • Journals: Complex Systems, Complexity
  • Virtual Creatures:
  • ---- The Sims: Karl
  • ---- Swimming creatures: J.Ventrella - also 3D modeling
  • ---- Dynamical & Evolutionary Machine Organization: demo.cs.brandeis.edu - Jordan Pollack - self-replicating robots - also "In Search of the Electronic Brain"
  • ---- Evolving Virtual Creatures: biota.org
  • c.a.s. = crystallization of order + complex computation on the edge of chaos.
  • Complex Adaptive Systems: links, IowaState [seminar], ICREA, overview, CAS.Research
  • Kolmogorov: book, list, links, misc, Chaitin
  • Evolvable Hardware: Napier
  • Memory Evolutive Systems: Ehresmann + Vanbremeersch
  • Biological+Engineering Networks: MIT6.978, CalTech, UCSB
  • Artificial Societies: New-Ties [1] [2], article
  • Complex Networks: Maslov, NAI, Urs
  • EVALife: homepage - research on complex systems - people, papers
  • 1/f noise: sandpiles, links [1] [2], SOC
  • Complexity Society: digest
  • Misc: "Evolution's Arrow", Shirkey, SSIE580, CI.Journal, Lewis Wolpert, Wolfram, FeigenbaumConstant [1] [2], Watkins

    <| Researchers

  • Santa Fe Institute: santafe.edu - also swarm simulation, evolutionary dynamics, cognitive science, pubs
  • Barabasi: homepage - papers
  • Per Bak: Edge, book-reviews
  • Yaneer Bar-Yam: homepage - also NECSI
  • Russ Eberhart
  • Bard Ermentrout: homepage - dynamical systems.
  • Doyle Farmer: homepage
  • Brian Goodwin: homepage, interview [1] [2], pubs, book - emergence - also Goodwin's books
  • John Holland: homepage - also project echo, "Emergence, From Chaos to Order" [review] [review], pubs - also Holland's books
  • Bernardo Huberman: hp.com - inc information dynamics
  • Stuart Kauffman: homepage [google] - also 3rd Culture, pubs - also Kauffman's books
  • Chris Langton: pubs, Vants, CiteSeer
  • von der Malsburg: brain theory
  • Melanie Mitchell: homepage
  • Mark Newman: homepage - complex systems
  • Ilya Prigogine: biography, U.Texas Ctr - non-equilibrium systems - also Prigogine's books
  • Tom Ray - Tierra
  • Mitchel Resnick: homepage - also exploring emergence, StarLogo, "Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams", MIT-ELG, Braitenberg creatures, alife, decentralized systems - also Resnick's books
  • Robert Rosen: homepage, mailing list, interview
  • Saunders: rein control
  • Oliver Selfridge: almaden.ibm.com - also Pandemonium, intuition pumps, seminar
  • Schmidhuber: ants
  • Alwyn Scott: nonlinear waves - also Scott's books
  • Susan Stepney: homepage - inc cas
  • Steven Strogatz: Small-World networks - also Strogatz's books
  • Duncan White: homepage - SantaFe
  • Tony White: info processing in biol systems
  • Misc: Conover

    <| Miscellaneous

  • Cybernetics: Principia Cybernetica [cybernetics] [thinkers], glossary, CCS, journal, 2nd-order C., Am.Soc.Cyber, Cyber.Soc, Austria
  • ---- Norbert Wiener: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] - also Wiener's books
  • ---- Ross Ashby: [1] [2] [3] - also Ashby's books
  • ---- Gregory Bateson: [1] [2]
  • ---- J-P Dupuy: homepage - book "The Mechanization of the Mind"
  • ---- Heinz von Foerster: [1] [2] [3] - also Foerster's books
  • ---- Gordon Pask: page
  • Systems Biology: systems-biology.org, systemsbiology.org, conference, Kitano [1] [2] [3] [4], SBML, Solé, synthetic biology, Arkin
  • Cellular automata: von Neumann [1] [2], digital anthill
  • Prisoner's Dilemma: Lindgren [1] [2] [3]
  • Courses: CS549
  • Alife: McMullin [list]
  • Recurrent NN's: HIS, U.Mich
  • Misc: Constructivism [key], MathForum, Wolfram book, Planet.Math, book-reviews [science] [robotics], computational+ethology

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