• Complex and Diverse Morphologies Can Develop from a Minimal Genomic Model 

      Fernández-Rodríguez, Jose David; Vico-Vela, Francisco Jose; Doursat, René (2013-12-02)
      While development plays a critical role in the emergence of diversity, its mechanical and chemical actions are considered to be inextricably correlated with genetic control. Since in most extant species the complex ...
    • Embryomorphic Engineering: Emergent innovation through evolutionary development 

      Doursat, René; Sánchez Quintana, Carlos Alberto; Dordea, Razvan; Fourquet, David; Kowaliw, Taras (2014-01-07)
      Embryomorphic Engineering, a particular instance of Morpho-genetic Engineering, takes its inspiration directly from biological development to create new hardware, software or network architectures by decentralized ...
    • Emergent diversity in an open-ended evolving virtual community 

      Fernández-Rodríguez, Jose David; Lobo Fernández, Daniel; Martín Reyes, Gema María; Doursat, René; Vico-Vela, Francisco Jose (MIT Press, 2012)
      Understanding the dynamics of biodiversity has become an important line of research in theoretical ecology and, in particular, conservation biology. However, studying the evolution of ecological communities under ...
    • The Evolution of Controller-Free Molecular Motors from Spatial Constraints 

      Fernández Rodríguez, Jose David; Doursat, René; Vico-Vela, Francisco Jose (2013-12-03)
      Locomotion of robotic and virtual agents is a challenging task requiring the control of several degrees of freedom as well as the coordination of multiple subsystems. Traditionally, it is engineered by top-down design ...
    • The evolution of diversity in the structure and function of artificial organisms 

      Fernández Rodríguez, José David (Universidad de Málaga, Servicio de Publicaciones y Divulgación Científica, 2012)
      Life on Earth has been shaped by evolutionary processes into a marvelous diversity of form and function, at all levels from melecules to ecosystems. It can be expected that no single conceptual framework ca encompass all ...