Externally controllable and destructible self-replicating loops

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 paper we present a self-replicating loop which allows for user interaction. Specifically, the user can control the loop’s replication and induce its destruction. After presenting the design of this novel loop, we delineate its physical implementation in our electronic wall for bio-inspired applications, the BioWall.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Life - 6th European Conference, ECAL 2001, Proceedings
EditorsJozef Kelemen, Petr Sosik
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540425675, 9783540425670
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Conference on Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2001 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 10 Sep 200114 Sep 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th European Conference on Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2001
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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