Archive for the ‘alife’ Category

A message to the everything-list. I have attended a class Introduction to AI http://www.ai-class.com and there are two interesting videos from it about self-driving cars: Part 1 Part 2 I have no idea if this are Lobian machines or not (such a term has not been mentioned in the class, it looks like that engineers […]

Stephenk on the everything-list has made a link to Automaton, Know Thyself: Robots Become Self-Aware http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=automaton-robots-become-self-aware Charles Q. Choi, February 24, 2011  So, Lipson and his colleagues developed a robot shaped like a four-legged starfish whose brain, or controller, developed a model of what its body was like. The researchers started the droid off with […]

Dario Floreano and Claudio Mattiussi, Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence: Theories, Methods, and Technologies, 2008. Conclusion, p. 585 : “A careful reader have noticed that we have not yet defined what intelligence is. This was done on purpose because intelligence has different meanings for different persons and in different situations. For example, some believe that intelligence is […]

Dr. Pei Wang – Approaches to Defining and Evaluating General Intelligence http://agi-school.org/2009/approaches-to-defining-and-evaluating-general-intelligence A discussion of AGI. See also http://sites.google.com/site/narswang/home/agi-introduction It is a new name for the original “AI” aim, though not what the current field of AI doing. A complete AGI work normally includes a theory of intelligence, a formal model of the theory, a […]

Tom Barbalet has recently launched a an artificial life community forum: http://www.freshsim.org/ I have just joined it.

Introduction I used to work in chemical thermodynamics for quite a while. No doubt, I have heard of the informational entropy but I have always thought that it has nothing to do with the entropy in chemical thermodynamics. Recently I have started reading papers on artificial life and it came to me as a complete […]

Theory of Nothing by Russell Standish This book was listed on the Everything list as a summary of discussions up to 2006. I guess, this is a good characteristic. The book gives quick overview over different themes and helps to understand discussions on the list. There are no deep discussions in the book but for […]

Chemical Basis for Minimal Cognition Martin M. Hanczyc and Takashi Ikegami Artificial Life 2010, Vol. 16, No. 3: 233-243. http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1162/artl_a_00002 Abstract: We have developed a simple chemical system capable of self-movement in order to study the physicochemical origins of movement. We propose how this system may be useful in the study of minimal perception and […]