The team used artificial evolution
to enable the robots to automatically learn swarm behaviours which are understandable to humans.
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.
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.
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.