The contributions explain the theoretical and methodological foundations of the field, and then illustrate the scientific and technological potentials and promising research directions. The book also provides descriptions of research experiments and related open software and hardware tools, allowing the reader to gain a practical knowledge of the topic.
The book will be of interest to scientists and undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of cognition, artificial life, artificial intelligence and linguistics.
Following an introductory overview, the 23 papers are organized into topical sections on
- philosophical and conceptual issues
- information, dynamics, and morphology
- principles of embodiment for real-world applications
- developmental approaches
- artificial evolution and self-reconfiguration