Experimental robobiological physics can bring insights into biological evolution. We present a development of hybrid analog/digital autonomous robots with mutable diploid dominant/recessive 6-byte genomes. The robots are capable of death, rebirth, and breeding. We map the quasi-steady-state surviving local density of the robots onto a multidimensional abstract “survival landscape.” We show that robot death in complex, self-adaptive stress landscapes proceeds by a general lowering of the robotic genetic diversity, and that stochastically changing landscapes are the most difficult to survive.
|Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
|Published - Mar 22 2022
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Adaptable landscapes
- Robotic biology
- Stochastic dynamics