Short works

Books : reviews

Dave Cliff, Philip Husbands, Jean-Arcady Meyer, Stewart W. Wilson.
From Animals to Animats 3: proceedings of the third international conference on Simulation of Adaptive behaviour, Brighton, 1994.
MIT Press. 1994

Philip Husbands, Inman Harvey, eds.
Fourth European Conference on Artificial Life: ECAL97, Brighton, UK.
MIT Press. 1997


Erich Prem. Epistemic Autonomy in Models of Living Systems. 1997
Michael Wheeler. Cognition's Coming Home: the Reunion of Life and Mind. 1997
Joe Faith. In Defence of Functional Analysis. 1997
Lars Risan. "Why are there so few Biologists here?"---Artificial Life as a Theoretical Biology of Artistry. 1997
Barry McMullin, Francisco J. Varela. Rediscovering Computational Autopoiesis. 1997
Tatsuya Nomura. An Attempt for Description of Quasi-Autopoietic Systems Using Metabolism-Repair Systems. 1997
Franco A. Bignone, Roberto Livi, Marco Propato. Symbolic and Global Dynamics in Coupled Genetic Networks: Evolution of Artificial Cell Populations at the Edge of and within Chaotic Transient Behaviour. 1997
Inman Harvey, Terry Bossomaier. Time Out of Joint: Attractors in Asynchronous Random Boolean Networks. 1997
Stephan Kopp, Christian M. Reidys, Peter Schuster. Insights into Evolution of RNA-Structures. 1997
Christian V. Forst. Molecular Evolution of Catalysis. 1997
Simon M. Fraser, Christian M. Reidys. Evolution of Random Catalytic Networks. 1997
Klausdieter Weller. Optimization Criteria for Design of Serial Transfer Evolution Experiments. 1997
Franco Bagnoli, Michael Bezzi. Competition in a Fitness Landscape. 1997
Vesselin Vassilev. Information Analysis of Fitness Landscapes. 1997
Mark A. Bedau, Emile Snyder, C. Titus Brown, Norman H. Packard. A Comparison of Evolutionary Activity in Artificial Evolving Systems and the Biosphere. 1997
Giles Mayley. Guiding or Hiding: Explorations into the Effects of Learning on the Rate of Evolution. 1997
Takahiro Sasaki, Mario Tokoro. Adaptation toward Changing Environments: Why Darwinian in Nature?. 1997
Michael L. Best. Models for Interacting Populations of Memes: Competition and Niche Behavior. 1997
Paul Coker, Chris Winter. N-Sex Reproduction in Dynamic Environments. 1997
Chikara Furusawa, Kunihiko Kaneko. Emergence of Differentiation Rules leading to Hierarchy and Diversity. 1997
Stephen Hill. Recursive Mappings and the Complexity Catastrophes. 1997
Lawrence Bull. On the Evolution of Multicellularity. 1997
Sung-Bae Cho, Katsunori Shimohara. Emergence of Structure and Function in Evolutionary Modular Neural Networks. 1997
Peter Eggenberger. Evolving Morphologies of Simulated 3D Organisms Based on Differential Gene Expression. 1997
Jari Vaario, Akira Onitsuka, Katsunori Shimohara. Formation of Neural Structures. 1997
Alistair G. Rust, Rod Adams, Stella George, Hamid Bolouri. Activity­Based Pruning in Developmental Artificial Neural Networks. 1997
Matthias Franz, Bernhard Scholkopf, Heinrich H. Bulthoff. Homing by Parameterized Scene Matching. 1997
Henrik Hautop Lund, Barbara Webb, John Hallam. A Robot Attracted to the Cricket Species Gryllus bimaculatus. 1997
Auke Jan Ijspeert, John Hallam, David Willshaw. Artificial Lampreys: Comparing Naturally and Artificially Evolved Swimming Controllers. 1997
Ricardo L. Colasanti, R. Hunt. Real Botany with Artificial Plants: A Dynamic Self Assembling, Plant Model for Individuals and Populations. 1997
Hiroaki Kitano, Shugo Hamahashi, Jun Kitazawa, Koji Takao, Shin-ichirou Ima. The Virtual Biology Laboratories: A New Approach of Computational Biology. 1997
Masanori Kudo, Hiroshi Yokoi, Yukinori Kakazu. Constructing Amoeba-Like Behavior System: Mobile Automata in Vibrating Fiel. 1997
Julie C. Rutkowska. What's Value Worth? Constraining Unsupervised Behaviour Acquisition. 1997
Stephane Zrehen, Philippe Gaussier. Building Grounded Symbols for Localization using Motivations. 1997
Jun Tani, Jun Yamamoto, Hiro Nishi. Dynamic Interactions between Learning, Visual Attention, and Behavior: An Experiment with a Vision-Based Mobile Robot. 1997
Akio Ishiguro, Y. Shirai, Yuji Watanabe, Yoshiki Uchikawa. Emergent Construction of Immune Networks for Autonomous Mobile Robots Through the Metadynamics Function. 1997
D. L. Bisset, R. C. Vandenbergh. The Dynamics of Photo-Taxis: Applying the Agent Environment Interaction System to a Simple Braitenberg Robo. 1997
Olaz Arbelaitz Gallego, Elena Lazkano Ortega, Tim Smithers. A Comparison of Robot Implementations of Explicit and Implicit Activity Selection Schemes. 1997
Nick Jakobi. Half-Baked, Ad-Hoc and Noisy: Minimal Simulations for Evolutionary Robotics. 1997
Pablo Funes, Jordan B. Pollack. Computer Evolution of Buildable Objects. 1997
Frederic Gruau, Kameel Quatramaran. Cellular Encoding for Interactive Evolutionary Robotics. 1997
Dario Floreano, Stefano Nolfi. Adaptive Behavior in Competing Co-Evolving Species. 1997
Adrian Thompson. Temperature in Natural and Artificial Systems. 1997
John S. McCaskill, Uwe Tangen, Joerg Ackermann. VLSE: Very Large Scale Evolution in Hardware. 1997
Mehrdad Salami, Masaya Iwata, Tetsuya Higuchi. Lossless Image Compression by Evolvable Hardware. 1997
Pascale Kuntz, Paul Layzell, Dominique Snyers. A Colony of Ant-Like Agents for Partitioning in VLSI Technology. 1997
Anthony J. Hirst. Evolutionary Signal Processing: A Preliminary Study. 1997
Gregory M. Werner, Peter M. Todd. Too Many Love Songs: Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Communication. 1997
Peter de Bourcier, Michael Wheeler. The Truth is Out There: the Evolution of Reliability in Aggressive Communication Systems. 1997
Seth Bullock. An Exploration of Signalling Behaviour by both Analytic and Simulation Means for both Discrete and Continuous Models. 1997
Ezequiel A. Di Paolo. Social Coordination and Spatial Organization: Steps towards the Evolution of Communication. 1997
Luc Steels, Paul Vogt. Grounding Adaptive Language Games in Robotic Agents. 1997
Takashi Hashimoto. Usage-Based Structuralization of Relationship between Words. 1997
Simon Kirby, James Hurford. Learning, Culture and Evolution in the Origin of Linguistic Constraints. 1997
Bart de Boer. Generating Vowel Systems in a Population of Agents. 1997
Charlotte K. Hemelrijk. Cooperation Without Genes, Games Or Cognition. 1997
Anil K. Seth. Interaction, Uncertainty, and the Evolution of Complexity. 1997
Carl Anderson, P. G. Blackwell, C. Cannings. Stochastic Simulation of Ants That Forage by Expectation. 1997
Owen E. Holland, Chris R. Melhuish, Steve Hoddell. Chorusing and Controlled Clustering for Minimal Mobile Agents. 1997
Tim Taylor, John Hallam. Studying Evolution with Self-Replicating Computer Programs. 1997
Florent de Dinechin. Self-replication in a 2D von Neumann architecture. 1997
Guillaume Hutzler, Bernard Gortais, Alexis Drogoul. The Garden of Chances: an Integrated Approach to Abstract Painting and Reactive DAI. 1997
Daria E. Bergen, James K. Hahn, Peter Bock. An Adaptive Approach for Reactive Actor Design. 1997

Jordan B. Pollack, Mark A. Bedau, Philip Husbands, Takashi Ikegami, Richard A. Watson.
Artificial Life IX: proceedings of the ninth international conference on artificial life, Boston, USA.
MIT Press. 2004

(read but not reviewed)

Philip Husbands, Owen E. Holland, Michael Wheeler.
The Mechanical Mind in History.
MIT Press. 2008

The idea of intelligent machines has become part of popular culture, and tracing the history of the actual science of machine intelligence reveals a rich network of cross-disciplinary contributions—the unrecognized origins of ideas now central to artificial intelligence, artificial life, cognitive science, and neuroscience. In The Mechanical Mind in History, scientists, artists, historians, and philosophers discuss the multidisciplinary quest to formalize and understand the generation of intelligent behavior in natural and artificial systems as a wholly mechanical process.

The contributions illustrate the diverse and interacting notions that chart the evolution of the idea of the mechanical mind. They describe the mechanized mind as, among other things, an analogue system, an organized suite of chemical interactions, a self-organizing electromechanical device, an automated general-purpose information processor, and an integrated collection of symbol manipulating mechanisms. They investigate the views of pivotal figures that range from Descartes and Heidegger to Alan Turing and Charles Babbage, and they emphasize such frequently overlooked areas as British cybernetic and pre-cybernetic thinkers. The volume concludes with the personal insights of five highly influential figures in the field: John Maynard Smith, John Holland, Oliver Selfridge, Horace Barlow, and Jack Cowan.