I'm making excellent progress on my PhD. I've posted a screenshot and some slides, but here's a new treat for you: an exciting PhD movie! It's 1.5MB, so I may not leave it up on the server for very long (at least a week or so though).
In it, you'll see four tribes of animats learn to compete with each other for territory. When it starts, each tribe is moving in a random, uncoordinated fashion, but by the end of the movie there are very clear borders and combat zones.
The whole movie is seven minutes long, so you may want to watch it at high speed. Please leave comments! I've been working on this for months now, and I'd love to answer questions or anything :)