Robustness in nature as a design principle for artificial intelligence

Alfons Schuster

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Robustness is a feature in many systems, natural and artificial alike. This chapter investigates robustness from a variety of perspectives including its appearances in nature and its application in modern environments. A particular focus investigates the relevance and importance of robustness in a discipline where many techniques are inspired by problem-solving strategies found in nature-artificial intelligence. The challenging field of artificial intelligence provides an opportunity to engage in a wider discussion on the subject of robustness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobust Intelligent Systems
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781848002609
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Schuster, A. (2008). Robustness in nature as a design principle for artificial intelligence. In Robust Intelligent Systems (pp. 165-187). Springer London.