Towards Metabolic Robotics: Insights from Modeling Embodied Cognition in a Bio-mechatronic Symbiont
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In this article, we present a novel example of a bio-mechatronic hybrid system. The living component of the system, embedded within microbial fuel cells, relies on the availability of ‘food’ and water in order to produce electrical energy. The latter is essential to the operations of the mechatronic component, responsible for finding and collecting ‘food’ and water, and for the execution of work. In simulation, we explore the behavioral and cognitive consequences of this symbiotic relation. In particular we highlight the importance of the integration of sensorimotor and metabolic signals within an evolutionary perspective, in order to create sound cognitive living technology.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77226OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77226DiVA: diva2:525641