An interactive self-replicator implemented in hardware.

André Stauffer, Moshe Sipper

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Self-replicating loops presented to date are essentially worlds unto themselves, inaccessible to the observer once the replication process is launched. In this article we present the design of an interactive self-replicating loop of arbitrary size, wherein the user can physically control the loop's replication and induce its destruction. After introducing the BioWall, a reconfigurable electronic wall for bio-inspired applications, we describe the design of our novel loop and delineate its hardware implementation in the wall.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-183
Number of pages9
JournalArtificial Life
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Artificial Intelligence


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