subject to change!
last updated: 14-apr-2010
NOTE: changes from original syllabus in RED!! (posted: 10-feb-2010)
NOTE: changes from 10-feb-2010 syllabus in GREEN!! (posted: 21-feb-2010)
NOTE: changes from 21-feb-2010 syllabus in PURPLE!! (posted: 4-mar-2010)

daysreadingsdiscussion leaderadditional resources
unit I: overview of artificial life
  • class cancelled due to travel
  • please read for next class:
    Karl Sims (1994). Evolving Virtual Creatures. Proceedings of SIGGRAPH'94, pp15-22.
unit II: modeling from nature
tue-feb-23 Kammet
tue-mar-2 Yun
  • Pattie Maes (1995). Modeling Adaptive Autonomous Agents. Artificial Life: An Overview. edited by Christopher G. Langton. publisher: MIT Press, pp135-162.
  • This was the paper posted originally---an interesting read, but not what i had intented:
    Barry Brian Werger and Maja Mataric (2000). Broadcast of Local Eligibility for Multi-Target Observation. Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), pp347-356.
  • This paper is a follow-up on the conversation we had in class about the formula on the 4th page of the Balch/Zhan/Veloso paper:
    Robert Collins, Alan Lipton, Takeo Kanade, Hironobu Fujiyoshi, David Duggins, Yanghai Tsin, David Tolliver, Nobuyoshi Enomoto, Osamu Hasegawa, Peter Burt and Lambert Wixson (2000). A System for Video Surveillance and Monitoring. Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-00-12, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.
tue-mar-9 Friedman
unit III: artificial life in games and simulations
tue-mar-16 Wisniewska
  • Nicholas R. Jennings and Michael Wooldridge (1996). Software Agents. IEE Review volume 42, number 1, pp17-21.
tue-mar-23 Xu
tue-mar-30no class (spring break)
tue-apr-6no class (spring break)
tue-apr-13 Rabby NetLogo models from today's class:

"StupidModel" (from Railsback et al paper) for all platforms:
unit IV: evolutionary computation
tue-apr-20 Chu
tue-apr-27 Diky
tue-may-4 Osisek  
unit V: artificial societies: complexity, organization and self-organization
  • class cancelled due to travel
    (I'll be at AAMAS 2010)
tue-may-18 Carson
  • Mitchel Resnick (1994). Learning About Life. Artificial Life Journal, volume 1, number 1-2, pp229-241.
tue-may-25 Byrd