Sexyloop: Self-Reproduction, Evolution and Sex in Cellular Automata

N. Oros, C.L. Nehaniv

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    We created a simple evolutionary system, sexyloop, on
    a deterministic ten-state five-neighbour cellular automaton (CA)
    where self-reproducing loops have the capability of sex. With
    this ability, the loops are capable of transferring genetic material
    into other loops. This work was based on Sayama’s evoloop
    which was transformed by adding a new state and new rules.
    The evoloop model showed an emergent evolutionary process
    only due to an adaptation of the loops to interaction in the
    environment; and after a certain time, all the individuals
    capable of self-reproduction belonged to the smallest species 4
    which reproduced the fastest.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcs of the 2007 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life (CI-ALife 2007)
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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