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Environment as a spatial constraint on the growth of structural form

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Environment as a spatial constraint on the growth of structural form
We explore the use of the developmental environment as a spatial constraint on a model of Artificial Embryogeny, applied to the growth of structural forms. A Deva model is used to translate genotype to phenotype, allowing a Genetic Algorithm to evolve Plane Trusses. Genomes are expressed in one of several developmental environments, and selected using a fitness function favouring stability, height, and distribution of pressure. Positive results are found in nearly all cases, demonstrating that environment can be used as an effective spatial constraint on development. Further experiments take genomes evolved in some environment and transplant them into different environments, or re-grow them at different phenotypic sizes; It is shown that while some genomes are highly specialized for the particular environment in which they evolved, others may be re-used in a different context without significant re-design, retaining the majority of their original utility. This strengthens the n...
Taras Kowaliw, Peter Grogono, Nawwaf N. Kharma
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where GECCO
Authors Taras Kowaliw, Peter Grogono, Nawwaf N. Kharma
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