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Neural Networks and the Bias/Variance Dilemma
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We present a tutorial on nonparametric inference and its relation to neural networks, and we use the statistical viewpoint to highlight strengths and weaknesses of neural models. Expand
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Defining and simulating open-ended novelty: requirements, guidelines, and challenges
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The open-endedness of a system is often defined as a continual production of novelty. Expand
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Emergent engineering: a radical paradigm shift
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We shed light on the disruptive advances brought by the ubiquity of computing and communication environments, which link devices and people in unprecedented ways into a new kind of techno social systems and infrastructures recently named 'cyber-physical ecosystems' (CPE). Expand
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A cell-based computational model of early embryogenesis coupling mechanical behaviour and gene regulation
The study of multicellular development is grounded in two complementary domains: cell biomechanics, which examines how physical forces shape the embryo, and genetic regulation and molecularExpand
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Growing Fine-Grained Multicellular Robots
Engineers are torn between an attitude of strong design and dreams of autonomous devices. They want full mastery of their artifacts while wishing these were much more adaptive or ‘‘intelligent.’’Expand
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Artificial Neurogenesis: An Introduction and Selective Review
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In this introduction and review—like in the book which follows—we explore the hypothesis that adaptive growth is a means of producing brain-like machines. Expand
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A review of morphogenetic engineering
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We propose a new field of research called morphogenetic engineering, which is the first initiative of its kind to rally and promote models and implementations of complex self-architecturing systems. Expand
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Organically Grown Architectures: Creating Decentralized, Autonomous Systems by Embryomorphic Engineering
  • R. Doursat
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • Organic Computing
  • 2008
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This article presents an original model of artificial system growth inspired by embryogenesis. Expand
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A workflow to process 3D+time microscopy images of developing organisms and reconstruct their cell lineage
The quantitative and systematic analysis of embryonic cell dynamics from in vivo 3D+time image data sets is a major challenge at the forefront of developmental biology. Despite recent breakthroughsExpand
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Isolation-by-Distance and Outbreeding Depression Are Sufficient to Drive Parapatric Speciation in the Absence of Environmental Influences
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We propose a 2-D cellular automata model showing that an initially homogeneous population might spontaneously subdivide into reproductively incompatible species through sheer isolation-by-distance when the viability of offspring decreases. Expand
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