Nodes: An environment for simulating self-replicating machines

Stevens, W. (2004) Nodes: An environment for simulating self-replicating machines. In: Pollack, J. B., Bedau, M., Husbands, P., Ikegami, T. and Watson, R. A., eds. (2004) Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems. MIT Press, pp. 39-44. ISBN 9780262661836 Available from:

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A simulation framework is described in which a collection of particles moving in continuous two-dimensional space can be put together to build machines. A self replicating machine has been designed in this environment. It is proposed that an environment such as this may facilitate the fabrication of self-replicating manufacturing systems.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:self-replicating machines, virtual physics
ID Code:16071
Deposited By: W. Stevens
Deposited On:01 Dec 2011 15:41
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