Susan Stepney.

In Darren Flower, Jonathan Timmis, eds. In Silico Immunology , chapter 12, pp 265-288, Springer, 2007


Embodiment may help to reduce the computational burden on a system, by transferring some of that burden to the complex embodying environment. Embodiment can be viewed as a property not just of situated material systems, but of any suitably complex system engaged in a complex intertwined feedback relationship with its suitably complex environment. Various features and requirements of embodiment are examined in the context of natural and of artificial immune systems. This leads to a set of suggested design principles for engineering embodied systems and their environments.

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