Evolution of Fault-tolerant Self-replicating Structures

Righetti, L. and Shokur, S. and Capcarrere, M. (2003) Evolution of Fault-tolerant Self-replicating Structures. In: Banzhaf, W., ed. LECTURE NOTES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, HEIDELBERGER PLATZ 3, D-14197 BERLIN, GERMANY pp. 278-288. ISBN 3-540-20057-6. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Designed and evolved self-replicating structures in cellular automata have been extensively studied in the past as models of Artificial Life. However, CAs, unlike their biological counterpart, are very brittle: any faulty cell usually leads to the complete destruction of any emerging structures, let alone self-replicating structures. A way to design fault-tolerant structures based on error-correcting-code has been presented recently[l], but it required a cumbersome work to be put into practice. In this paper, we get back to the original inspiration for these works, nature, and propose a way to evolve self-replicating structures, faults here being only an idiosyncracy of the environment.

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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:00
Last Modified: 28 May 2012 15:01
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13839 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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