Artificial Life Models in Hardware

Editors: Adamatzky, Andrew, Komosinski, Maciej (Eds.)

  • Details the current state-of-the-art research in robotics
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Hopping, climbing and swimming robots, nano-size neural networks, motorless walkers, slime mould and chemical brains --- this book 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-the-art advances in hardware models of artificial life.

Focusing on topics and areas based on non-traditional thinking, and new and emerging paradigms in bio-inspired robotics, this book has a unifying theme: the design and real-world implementation of artificial life robotic devices.

Students and researchers will find this coverage of topics such as robotic energy autonomy, multi-locomotion of robots, biologically inspired autonomous robots, evolution in colonies of robotic insects, neuromorphic analog devices, self-configurable robots, and chemical and biological controllers for robots, will considerably enhance their understanding of the issues involved in the development of not-traditional hardware systems at the cusp of artificial life and robotics.

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"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)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The History and Future of Stiquito: A Hexapod Insectoid Robot

    Conrad, James M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Learning Legged Locomotion

    Iida, Fumiya (et al.)

    Pages 21-33

  • Crespi, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 35-64

  • Multilocomotion Robot: Novel Concept, Mechanism, and Control of Bio-inspired Robot

    Fukuda, Toshio (et al.)

    Pages 65-86

  • Self-regulatory Hardware: Evolutionary Design for Mechanical Passivity on a Pseudo Passive Dynamic Walker

    Yokoi, Hiroshi (et al.)

    Pages 87-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Artificial Life Models in Hardware
Editors
  • Andrew Adamatzky
  • Maciej Komosinski
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-530-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-530-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84882-529-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-848-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 268
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