Instead of standard electronic components, the researchers make use of chaotic, "designless" nanopartical networks in order to able to solve complex problems efficiently by means of artificial evolution
Honorable Mention: Artificial Evolution
(Martin Rolf Henning Lindblom, Lugnetgymnasiet, Falun, Sweden)
The study group finally conducted an artificial evolution
experiment to compare rates at which resistance to the two treatments would arise among wild-type parasite lines.
ER is a relatively assumption-free methodology compared to other synthetic approaches based on artificial evolution
This artificial evolution
has proceeded 10 million times faster than natural evolution, according to one scientist with whom I spoke.
Their work, in which viruses and bacteria proteins were used in a method called artificial evolution
, caused great repercussions in American science circles.
Most of the works in ER  consider the artificial evolution
of neuro-controllers as one of these adaptation mechanisms.
In fact, the artificial evolution
of dogs is probably mankind's oldest successful biology experiment.
Bonabeau talks about two potential technologies that are arising: agent-based modeling and artificial evolution
By cutting and pasting pieces of genetic material, and most recently using artificial evolution
as a design tool, engineers are starting to program microbes to carry out behaviors that nature never dreamed of.
The world's first experiment in artificial evolution
begins at the end of March -- played out before the public at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.
Professor Noel Sharkey, a world expert on machine learning and biorobotics is conducting the world's first experiment into the artificial evolution
of a robot food chain.