About us.

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.