Emergence of defensive strategies based on predator-prey co-evolution in 3D physical simulation

@article{Ito2012EmergenceOD,
  title={Emergence of defensive strategies based on predator-prey co-evolution in 3D physical simulation},
  author={Takashi Ito and Marcin L. Pilat and Reiji Suzuki and Takaya Arita},
  journal={The 6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, and The 13th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligence Systems},
  year={2012},
  pages={890-895}
}
We present the results of predator-prey co-evolution in a 3D physically simulated environment. The morphology and behaviors of virtual creature predators and prey are evolved using a genetic algorithm and random one-on-one encounters in a shared environment. We analyze several successfully evolved defensive strategies of prey based on morphological and behavioral components. Some strategies resemble those found in nature.