The Emergence of Artificial Culture in Robot Societies

This is a four year research project with the aim of exploring the question How and Why do we have Culture? in a radical new way: by building a simple robot society, creating suitable initial conditions, then running the robot society and watching to see if simple proto-cultural behaviours, i.e. 'traditions', emerge.

This is an Open Science project, which means that we will be uploading here not only project results and conclusions but also the data collected from experiments, together with discussion as the project evolves and proceeds.

This project is funded by the EPSRC.

See here for Alan Winfield's project blog posts, and for team blog posts see the Artificial Culture Project Blog