Peter John Bentley

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This paper continues a theme of exploring algorithms based on principles of biological development for tasks such as pattern generation, machine learning and robot control. Previous work has investigated the use of genes expressed as fractal proteins to enable greater evolvability of gene regulatory networks (GRNs). Here, the evolution of such GRNs is(More)
This paper describes an attempt to enable computers to generate truly novel conceptual designs of three dimensional solid objects by using genetic algorithms (GAs). These designs are represented using spatial partitions of 'stretched cubes' with optional intersecting planes [1]. Each individual three-dimensional solid object has its functionality specified(More)
This paper describes an attempt to enable computers to generate truly novel conceptual designs of solid objects by using genetic algorithms (GAs). The current capabilities of the system are illustrated by the example of designing a table. Each individual table has its functionality specified by an explicit objective function, which is utilised by GAs to(More)