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Evolution of Self-Assembling Patterns in Cellular Automata Using Development
Can Öztürkeri and Colin G. Johnson

This paper is concerned with the application of ideas inspired by developmental biology to the evolution of cellular automata rules using genetic programming. In particular, it is focused on so-called self-assembling patterns. The application of development in computing is reviewed, as is the evolutionary technique used in the paper Cartesian Genetic Programming. A novel developmental algorithm, termed the Developmental Cellular Model is introduced, and five sets of experiments on various self-assembly problems are detailed and the results examined.

Keywords: Self-Assembly, Emergence, Genetic Programming, Development, Bio-Inspired Computing, Evolvability.

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