Takaya Arita

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Optimization inspired by cooperative food retrieval in ants has been unexpectedly successful and has been known as ant colony optimization (ACO) in recent years. One of the most important factors to improve the performance of the ACO algorithms is the complex trade-off between intensification and diversification. This article investigates the effects of(More)
This article reports on the current state of our efforts to shed light on the origin and evolution of linguistic diversity using synthetic modeling and artificial life techniques. We construct a simple abstract model of a communication system that has been designed with regard to referential signaling in nonhuman animals. We analyze the evolutionary(More)
The Baldwin effect is known as an possible interaction between learning and evolution, where individual lifetime learning can influence the course of evolution without using any Lamarckian mechanism. Our concern is to consider the Baldwin effect in dynamic environments, especially when there is no explicit optimal solution through generations and this(More)
It is commonly agreed upon that misperception is detrimental. However, misperception might have a beneficial effect from a collective viewpoint when individuals mispercept incoming information that promotes a specific kind of behavior, which leads to an increase in diversity. First, this paper proposes our hypothesis regarding adaptive property of(More)
This article focuses on the techniques of evolutionary computation for generating players performing tasks cooperatively. However, in using evolutionary computation for generating players performing tasks cooperatively, one faces fundamental and difficult decisions, including the one regarding the so-called credit assignment problem. We believe that there(More)
The interaction between evolution and learning called the Baldwin effect is a two-step evolutionary scenario caused by the balances between benefit and cost of learning in general. However, little is known about the dynamic evolution of these balances in complex environments. Our purpose is to give a new insight into the benefit and cost of learning by(More)
We show how the concept of metamorphosis, together with a biologically inspired model of multicellular development, can be used to evolve soft-bodied robots that are adapted to two very different tasks, such as being able to move in an aquatic and in a terrestrial environment. Each evolved solution defines two pairs of morphologies and controllers, together(More)
Embodied evolution (EE) is a methodology in evolutionary robotics in which, without simulations on a host computer, real robots evolve on the basis of their interactions with the actual environment. However, when adopting EE, we had to accept robot behavior with a low fitness, especially in the early generations. This article introduces pre-evaluation into(More)