Artificial Life Models in Hardware by Andrew AdamatzkyArtificial Life Models in Hardware by Andrew Adamatzky

Artificial Life Models in Hardware

byAndrew AdamatzkyEditorMaciej Komosinski

Hardcover | June 18, 2009

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Hopping, climbing and swimming robots, nano-size neural networks, motorless walkers, slime mould and chemical brains - "Artificial Life Models in Hardware" offers unique designs and prototypes of life-like creatures in conventional hardware and hybrid bio-silicon systems. Ideas and implementations of living phenomena in non-living substrates cast a colourful picture of state-of-art advances in hardware models of artificial life.

Title:Artificial Life Models in HardwareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:268 pagesPublished:June 18, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848825293

ISBN - 13:9781848825291

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Table of Contents

The History and Future of Stiquito: A Hexapod Insectoid Robot.- Learning Legged Locomotion.- Salamandra Robotica: A Biologically Inspired Amphibious Robot that Swims and Walks.- Multilocomotion Robot: Novel Concept, Mechanism, and Control of Bio-inspired Robot.- Self-regulatory Hardware: Evolutionary Design for Mechanical Passivity on a Pseudo Passive Dynamic Walker.- Perception for Action in Roving Robots: A Dynamical System Approach.- Nature-inspired Single-electron Computers.- Tribolon: Water-Based Self-Assembly Robots.- Artificial Symbiosis in EcoBots.- The Phi-Bot: A Robot Controlled by a Slime Mould.- Reaction-Diffusion Controllers for Robots.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book presents various contributions to the construction of life-like artifacts that globally show adaptation and evolution, as in the artificial life paradigm. . The book is unique in that it attempts to mix various ideas on building artificial life in hardware . . the book moves toward new methods and tools that represent the cutting edge of research. . this book is appropriate for research; in the long term, it can serve as a reference." (G. Gini, ACM Computing Reviews, November, 2009)