Non-uniform cellular automata: Evolution in rule space and formation of complex structures

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Abstract

Cellular automata are dynamical systems in which space and time are discrete, where each
cell obeys the same rule and has a nite number of states. In this paper we study non-uniform
cellular automata, i.e. with non-uniform local interaction rules. Two different models are described. In the first a cell's rule may be regarded as a genotype whose phenotypic effect
is achieved by rule application. Our focus is on evolution in rule space starting from a random
gene pool, i.e. rule population. The second model focuses on the study of complex structures formed by a small number of rules, where the term `complex' denotes a structure consisting of simple grid cells, acting as a single \organism".
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Life IV
EditorsR.A. Brooks, P. Maes
PublisherThe MIT Press
Pages394-399
Number of pages6
Volume2
StatePublished - 1994

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