Synthetic Approach to Semiotic Artificial Creatures
Angelo Loula (State University of Campinas, Brazil), Ricardo Gudwin (State University of Campinas, Brazil), Sidarta Ribeiro (Duke University Medical School, USA), Ivan de Araujo (University of Oxford, UK) and João Queiroz (State University of Campinas, Brazil)
Copyright: © 2005
Here we propose, based on the Peircean semiotics and informed by neuroethological constraints, a methodology to simulate the emergence of symbolic predator-warning communication among artificial creatures in a virtual world of predatory events. In order to build a digital scenario, and infer the minimum organizational constraints for the design of our creatures, we examined the well-studied case of semiosis in East African vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) and its possible neuroanatomical substrates.