Self-protection maintains diversity of artificial self-replicators evolving in cellular automata

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Abstract

The concept of »self-protection», a capability of an organism to protect itself from exogenous attacks, is introduced to the design of artificial evolutionary systems as a possible method to create and maintain diversity in the population. Three different mechanisms of self-protection are considered and implemented on a cellular automata based evolutionary system, the evoloop. Simulation results imply a positive effect of those mechanisms on diversity maintenance, especially when the self-protection is moderate so that it conserves both the attacker and the attacked.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2003 NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages252-255
Number of pages4
Volume2003-January
ISBN (Electronic)0769519776
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware, EH 2003 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 2003 Jul 92003 Jul 11

Other

Other2003 NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware, EH 2003
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period03/7/903/7/11

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Keywords

  • Biological system modeling
  • Bonding
  • Detectors
  • Emergent phenomena
  • Environmental factors
  • Organisms
  • Protection
  • Robustness
  • Shape
  • Turning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Sayama, H. (2003). Self-protection maintains diversity of artificial self-replicators evolving in cellular automata. In Proceedings - 2003 NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware (Vol. 2003-January, pp. 252-255). [1217673] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EH.2003.1217673