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Computing Substrates and Life

Computing Substrates and Life
Computing Substrates and Life
Alive matter distinguishes itself from inanimate matter by actively maintaining a high degree of inhomogenous organisation. Information processing is quintessential to this capability. The present paper inquires into the degree to which the information processing aspect of living systems can be abstracted from the physical medium of its implementation. Information processing serving to sustain the complex organisation of a living system faces both the harsh reality of real-time requirements and severe constraints on energy and material that can be expended on the task. This issue is of interest for the potential scope of Artificial Life and its interaction with Synthetic Biology. It is pertinent also for information technology. With regard to the latter aspect, the use of a living cell in a robot control architecture is considered.
1-58603-644-0
39-49
IOS Press
Tsuda, Soichiro
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Zauner, Klaus-Peter
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Gunji, Yukio-Pegio
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Artmann, Stefan
Dittrich, Peter
Tsuda, Soichiro
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Zauner, Klaus-Peter
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Gunji, Yukio-Pegio
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Artmann, Stefan
Dittrich, Peter

Tsuda, Soichiro, Zauner, Klaus-Peter and Gunji, Yukio-Pegio (2006) Computing Substrates and Life. Artmann, Stefan and Dittrich, Peter (eds.) In Explorations in the Complexity of Possible Life. IOS Press. pp. 39-49 .

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Abstract

Alive matter distinguishes itself from inanimate matter by actively maintaining a high degree of inhomogenous organisation. Information processing is quintessential to this capability. The present paper inquires into the degree to which the information processing aspect of living systems can be abstracted from the physical medium of its implementation. Information processing serving to sustain the complex organisation of a living system faces both the harsh reality of real-time requirements and severe constraints on energy and material that can be expended on the task. This issue is of interest for the potential scope of Artificial Life and its interaction with Synthetic Biology. It is pertinent also for information technology. With regard to the latter aspect, the use of a living cell in a robot control architecture is considered.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: July 26-28, 2006
Venue - Dates: 7th German Workshop on Artificial Life, Jena, 2006-07-25 - 2006-07-27
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 263593
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263593
ISBN: 1-58603-644-0
PURE UUID: 96c6a6f8-879f-4433-9722-d70ae31cc786

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Date deposited: 21 Feb 2007
Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 16:44

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