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  • n. Plural form of animat.


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  • Hardware in artificial life usually refers to small animal-like robots called animats, that scientists build and use to study the design principles of autonomous systems.


  • Warwick currently experiments with half-animal half-robot "animats" like Gordon, whose brain consists of foetal rat neurons on an array of 60 electrodes that pick up the electrical signals emitted by the neurons.


  • The repeated firing may have wiped the animats' memories, Potter said.

    Sensational Stuff

  • From Wired : The first generation of animats performed simple tasks.

    Sensational Stuff

  • The next phase of animats will likely have an even keener sense of self.

    Sensational Stuff

  • They next hope to try and make the animats learn, and network multiple animates… when do you stop – if at all?

    Uranus is Next!

  • The whole concept of these living neural network “animats” freaks me out a bit.

    Uranus is Next!


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