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Self-repair ability of evolved self-assembling systems in cellular automata

Öztürkeri, Can, Johnson, Colin G. (2014) Self-repair ability of evolved self-assembling systems in cellular automata. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 15 (3). pp. 313-341. ISSN 1389-2576. E-ISSN 1573-7632. (doi:10.1007/s10710-014-9216-2) (KAR id:51431)


Self-repairing systems are those that are able to reconfigure themselves following disruptions to bring them back into a defined normal state. In this paper we explore the self-repair ability of some cellular automata-like systems, which differ from classical cellular automata by the introduction of a local diffusion process inspired by chemical signalling processes in biological development. The update rules in these systems are evolved using genetic programming to self-assemble towards a target pattern. In particular, we demonstrate that once the update rules have been evolved for self-assembly, many of those update rules also provide a self-repair ability without any additional evolutionary process aimed specifically at self-repair.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10710-014-9216-2
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.76 Computer software
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Colin Johnson
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 10:15 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:29 UTC
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