Evo-devo Design for Living Machines

  • Stuart P. Wilson
  • Tony J. Prescott
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8064)

Abstract

Natural design is an interaction of both adaptive evolutionary forces and generative developmental processes – evo-devo. We consider how evo-devo principles can be applied to the design of living machines, and how biohybrid societies (comprising machines and organisms) may be used as a new form of scientific model.

Keywords

biohybrid systems mixed societies self-organisation natural selection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart P. Wilson
    • 1
  • Tony J. Prescott
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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