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Toward Organogenesis of Artificial Creatures

Abstract : This paper presents a new model for the development of artificial creatures from a single cell. The model aims at providing a more biologically plausible abstraction of the morphogenesis and the specialization process, which the organogenesis follows. It is built upon three main elements: a cellular physics simulation, a simplified cell cycle using an evolved artificial gene regulatory network and a cell specialization mechanism quantifying the ability to perform different functions. As a proof-of-concept, we present a first experiment where the morphology of a multicellular organism is guided by cell weaknesses and efficiency at performing different functions under environmental stress.
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Jean Disset, Sylvain Cussat-Blanc, Yves Duthen. Toward Organogenesis of Artificial Creatures. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation COnference - GECCO 2014, Jul 2014, Vancouver, Canada. pp. 101-102. ⟨hal-01136074⟩

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