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User Rene Doursat
title Chapter 8: Organically grown architectures: Creating decentralized, autonomous systems by embryomorphic engineering.
Authors Doursat, R.
Source In Organic Computing, R. P. Würtz, ed.: pp. 167-200. Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-540-77656-7.
Year 2008
Type Book chapter
Type of publication ISC-PIF scholar

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Abstract Exploding growth in computational systems forces us to gradually replace rigid design and control with decentralization and autonomy. Information technologies will progress, instead, by "meta-designing" mechanisms of system self-assembly, self-regulation and evolution. Nature offers a great variety of efficient complex systems, in which numerous small elements form large-scale, adaptive patterns. The new engineering challenge is to recreate this self-organization and let it freely generate innovative designs under guidance. This article presents an original model of artificial system growth inspired by embryogenesis. A virtual organism is a lattice of cells that proliferate, migrate and self-pattern into differentiated domains. Each cell's fate is controlled by an internal gene regulatory network. Embryomorphic engineering emphasizes hyperdistributed architectures, and their development as a prerequisite of evolutionary design.
Link http://doursat.free.fr/docs/Doursat_2008_devo_OC.pdf
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