Can a Developmental AIS Provide Immunity to a Multi-cellular Robotics System?

  • Maizura Mokhtar
  • Yang Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6209)


The major challenge to multi-cellular robotics system is how to ensure the system is homeostatically stable. This position paper proposes a developmental artificial immune system (dev-AIS) framework that tries to provide and maintain homeostasis to the multi-cellular robotics system. If immunity is defined as the ability to maintain homeostasis; the dev-AIS framework will be designed based on the understanding and the abstraction of how different organisms attain for this property through evolution and developmental process. Progress in evolution drove the evolution of immunity from this simple relationship to the development of the immune system in multi-cellular organisms.


Multicellular Organism Lateral Gene Transfer Position Paper Artificial Immune System Slime Mold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maizura Mokhtar
    • 1
  • Yang Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ElectronicsUniversity of YorkUK

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