Embodied and Communicating Agents


The project proposes visonary and high risk research that will provide better understanding of the role of communication in collections of embodied and situated agents using the methodological and theoretical tools of complex systems science and computer science. We aim at studying how communication arises, what different types of communication systems there are or can be, what the different pre-conditions are that must be satisfied for the emergence of different types of communication systems, what kind of performances at the collective level are made possible by different communication systems. The project will investigate basic properties of different communication systems, from simple communication systems in animals to human language and technology-supported human communication, to clarify the nature of existing communication systems and to provide ideas for designing new technologies based on collections of embodied and communicating artefacts.
The project proposes visonary and high risk research that will provide better understanding of the role of communication in collections of embodied and situated agents using the methodological and theoretical tools of complex systems science and computer science. We aim at studying how communication arises, what different types of communication systems there are or can be, what the different pre-conditions are that must be satisfied for the emergence of different types of communication systems, what kind of performances at the collective level are made possible by different communication systems. The project will investigate basic properties of different communication systems, from simple communication systems in animals to human language and technology-supported human communication, to clarify the nature of existing communication systems and to provide ideas for designing new technologies based on collections of embodied and communicating artefacts.


Principal Investigators
Hammerstein, Peter Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Details) (Evolution of Organismic Systems)

Duration of Project
Start date: 01/2004
End date: 03/2008

Publications

Hagen EH and Hammerstein P (in press) Game theory and human evolution: A critique of some recent interpretations of experimental games. Theoretical Population Biology.



Hagen EH and Symons D (in press) Natural psychology. In The Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies, Gangestad S and Simpson J, eds. Guilford Press.



Hagen EH and Hammerstein P (2005) Comment on Signaling theory, strategic interaction, and symbolic capital. Current Anthropology, 46:241-242.



Hammerstein P and Hagen EH (2005) The second wave of economics in biology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 20, 604-609.



Hagen EH and Hammerstein P (in press) Game theory and human evolution: A critique of some recent interpretations of experimental games. Theoretical Population Biology.



Hagen EH and Symons D (in press) Natural psychology. In The Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies, Gangestad S and Simpson J, eds. Guilford Press.



Hagen EH and Hammerstein P (2005) Comment on Signaling theory, strategic interaction, and symbolic capital. Current Anthropology, 46:241-242.



Hammerstein P and Hagen EH (2005) The second wave of economics in biology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 20, 604-609.



Hammerstein P, Hagen EH, Herz AVM and Herzel H (in press) Robustness: A key to evolutionary design. Biological Theory.



Hess NH and Hagen EH (in press, a) Psychological adaptations for assessing gossip veracity. Human Nature.



Hess NH and Hagen EH (in press, b) Sex differences in indirect aggression: Psychological evidence from young adults. Evolution and Human Behavior.



Hess NH and Hagen EH (under review) Informational warfare: The coalitional manipulation of reputation. Human Nature.



Laubichler M, Hammerstein P, and Hagen EH (in press) The strategic approach in evolutionary biology. Biology and Philosophy.



Hess NH and Hagen EH (in press, a) Psychological adaptations for assessing gossip veracity. Human Nature.



Hess NH and Hagen EH (in press, b) Sex differences in indirect aggression: Psychological evidence from young adults. Evolution and Human Behavior.



Hess NH and Hagen EH (under review) Informational warfare: The coalitional manipulation of reputation. Human Nature.



Laubichler M, Hammerstein P, and Hagen EH (in press) The strategic approach in evolutionary biology. Biology and Philosophy.


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