Evolving Globally Synchronized Cellular

  title={Evolving Globally Synchronized Cellular},
  author={AutomataRajarshi and Das and James P. Crutch eld and Melanie Mitchell and James E. Hanson},
How does an evolutionary process interact with a decentralized, distributed system in order to produce globally coordinated behavior? Using a genetic algorithm (GA) to evolve cellular au-tomata (CAs), we show that the evolution of spontaneous synchronization, one type of emergent coordination, takes advantage of the underlying medium's potential to form embedded particles. The particles, typically phase defects between synchronous regions, are designed by the evolutionary process to resolve… CONTINUE READING