Masashi Furukawa, Makoto Morinaga, Ryosuke Ooe, Michiko Watanabe, Ikuo Suzuki, and Masahito Yamamoto
This study proposes the concepts of °»behavior simple°… and °»behavior composed.°… Behavior simple means primitive behavior, and behavior composed is a combination of behaviors simple. An artificial creature first learns some behaviors simple. Then, it learns behavior composed as a combination of behaviors simple, responding to the change of environment. This concept is applied to an Artificial Flying Creature (AFC). The AFC learns two types of flight independently: flapping and gliding. After that, it learns a sophisticated behavior by alternatively selecting these behaviors. Simulation results prove that adequate flight occurs by alternatively using flapping and gliding.
Keywords: artificial life, learning, air drag, behavior acquisition, neural network, evolutionary computation