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The Universal Constructor in the DigiHive Environment

  • Rafał Sienkiewicz
  • Wojciech Jędruch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5778)

Abstract

The paper describes an universal constructor model realized in artificial environment called DigiHive. The environment is a two dimensional space, containing stacks of hexagonal tiles being able to moving, colliding, and making bonds between them. On the higher level of organization a structure of tiles specifies some function whose execution affects other tiles in its neighborhood. After short description of the DigiHive the paper describes design of an universal constructor and discusses possibilities of simulating self-replicating strategies in the environment.

Keywords

Inelastic Collision Reaction Inhibitor Current Particle Universal Constructor Hexagonal Tile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafał Sienkiewicz
    • 1
  • Wojciech Jędruch
    • 1
  1. 1.Gdansk University of TechnologyGdanskPoland

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