Robotic enzyme-based autonomous self-replication

Michael Rubenstein*, Maks Krivokon, Wei Min Shen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce and describe the notion of a robotic enzyme, and how it can use properties that are similar to biological enzymes to autonomously self-replicate. We test the idea of robotic enzymes using a virtual environment that simulates the currently existing modular robots in a physically accurate way. We describe the self-replicating features of robotic enzymes, and how they could be used to autonomously self-replicate for multiple generations, limited only by the amount of modules in the environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Pages2661-2666
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) - Sendai, Japan
Duration: Sep 28 2004Oct 2 2004

Publication series

Name2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Volume3

Other

Other2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Country/TerritoryJapan
CitySendai
Period9/28/0410/2/04

Keywords

  • Autonomous self-replication
  • Robotic enzymes
  • Self-reconfigurable robots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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