By Andrew Adamatzky, Maciej Komosinski

This e-book offers software program instruments, environments and realities facing construction, imitation and research of artefactual, digital, and residing types, written by way of those that in my view layout and convey software program, undefined, and paintings installations in man made lifestyles, simulated advanced structures, and digital worlds.This well timed quantity deals a virtually exhaustive evaluation and unique research of significant non-profit synthetic lifestyles software program programs. subject matters contain: * simulation of actual and imaginary lifestyles types and their evolution * self-organization * emergent behaviours * swarm intelligence * evolutionary robotics * agent-based simulations * adaptive, advanced and biologically encouraged ecosystems * artistic computing device artThere has lengthy been a necessity in the educational and study group for an off-the-cuff advent and suggestions to trendy software program instruments for modeling and simulation of life-like phenomena this publication fills this hole and provides certain experiences of up to date software program for synthetic existence for either pros and amateurs.

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Visualizations of phylogenies from the evolution of (A) a single niche population, and (B) a population with limited resources (and hence multiple niches). The x-axis represents time, while the y-axis is depth in the phylogeny (distance from the original ancestor). Intensity at each position indicates the number of organisms alive at the corresponding point in time and depth in the tree. Theory predicts that an environment with either a single resource or with resources in unlimited quantities is capable of supporting only one species [37], and this is exactly what we see in the standard Avida experiments.

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The two basic Framsticks effectors are muscles: bending and rotating. Positive and negative changes of muscle control signal make the sticks move in either direction, which is analogous to the natural systems of muscles, with flexors and extensors. The strength of a muscle determines its effective ability of movement and speed (acceleration). If energetic issues are considered in an experiment, then a stronger muscle consumes more energy during its work. A sample framstick equipped with basic receptors and effectors is shown in Fig.

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