Ada: Constructing a synthetic organism

Kynan Eng*, Andreas Bäbler, Ulysses Bernardet, Mark Blanchard, Adam Briska, Jörg Conradt, Marcio Costa, Tobi Delbrück, Rodney J. Douglas, Klaus Hepp, David Klein, Jonatas Manzolli, Matti Mintz, Thomas Netter, Fabian Roth, Ueli Rutishauser, Klaus Wassermann, Adrian M. Whatley, Aaron Wittmann, Reto WyssPaul F.M.J. Verschure

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Despite immense progress in neuroscience, we remain restricted in our ability to construct autonomous, behaving robots that match the competence of even simple animals. The barriers to the realisation of this goal include lack of knowledge of system integration issues, engineering limitations and the organisational constraints common to many research laboratories. In this paper we describe our approach to addressing these issues by constructing an artificial organism within the framework of the Ada project - a large-scale public exhibit for the Swiss Expo.02 national exhibition.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 30 Sep 20024 Oct 2002


Conference2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems


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