Special Issue "Selected Papers from Living Machines 2018"
A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
The development of future real-world technologies will depend strongly on our understanding and harnessing of the principles underlying living systems and the flow of communication signals between living and artificial systems.
Living Machines is holding its 7th conference in Paris in July 2018. This international conference is targeted at the intersection of research on novel life-like technologies inspired by the scientific investigation of biological systems (biomimetics), and research that seeks to interface biological and artificial systems to create biohybrid systems with the aim to highlight the most exciting international research in both of these fields united by the theme of “Living Machines”.
This Special Issue is cooperating with the Living Machines 2018 conference (http://www.livingmachinesconference.eu/2018/). Authors of the best poster presentations are invited to submit extended versions of their papers. Authors may consider to contribute an original research article or review in areas related to the conference themes.
Dr. Paul F.M.J. Verschure
Dr. Anna Mura
Dr. Vasiliki Vouloutsi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- biomimetic robots and their component technologies (sensors, actuators, processors) that can intelligently interact with their environments
- active biomimetic materials and structures that self-organize and self-repair, nature-inspired designs and manufacturing processes
- biomimetic computers (neuromimetic emulations of the physiological basis for intelligent behavior)
- biohybrid brain–machine interfaces and neural implants
- artificial organs and body-parts including sensory organ–chip hybrids and intelligent prostheses
- organism-level biohybrids such as robot–animal or robot–human systems