Binghamton faculty member Hiroki Sayama has been working on a project called Swarm Chemistry, in which he tries to create artificial life in the computer. This clip shows simulation results using one of his most recent computational models. Ten thousand particles interact with each other in a square space and exchange local rules of behavior upon collision, which creates lifelike patterns of "macroscopic organisms" that, by themselves, look like interacting and evolving at a higher level. Click here for more information.
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