An Evolutionary View to the Design of Soft-Computing Agents

  • Stefano A. Cerri
  • Vincenzo Loia
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 11)


Among the possible experiments aiming to enhance Actors (active objects) to have a behavior compatible with the requirements traditionally identified for Agents, here we discuss those integrating an evolutionary fuzzy reasoning module into Actors. The resulting framework, based on the notion of FuzzyEvoAgent, allows to realise societies of Agents evolving as a result of interactions with the environment. We propose here: 1. a formal definition of FuzzyEvoAgents; 2. an architecture in Java and 3. an application to a simple scenario in artificial life (pray and predator). The results shown in this paper confirm that the evolutionary fuzzy framework may represent an important component for ensuring the autonomy of Agents, i.e. the ability to learn from interactions with the environment.


Fuzzy Number Fuzzy Rule Composition Operator Fuzzy Partition Firing Strength 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano A. Cerri
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Loia
    • 2
  1. 1.LIRMMUniversité Montpellier IIMontpellier Cedex 5France
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Matematica ed Informatica, Soft-Computing LabUniversità di SalernoBaronissi (SA)Italia

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