About Us


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The AL lab at the Institute of Biology, Section Zoology, at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz is an interdisciplinary workgroup, consisting of 10-15 scientists that investigate Artificial-Life topics from various perspectives and with a huge variety of tools and approaches.


The studies performed in the group are:

  • Bio-hybrid societies

  • Bio-inspired robotics

  • Swarm robotics

  • Modelling of swarm-intelligent systems

  • Complexity science

  • Studies of biological self-organization (mainly honeybees)

  • Multi-agent simulations

  • Artificial ecologies

  • Artificial evolution

  • Artificial physiology

  • ... and many other fields that deal with biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering.

This (non exhaustive) list shows that a broad spectrum of research is performed by a mixed group of biologists, computer scientists, simulation egineers, roboticists, mathematicians.