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Evolving into complexity
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The design of living systems is controlled by their evolutionary adaptation to their environment. At almost any scale at which they are observed, these systems can generally be classified as “complex”. In this paper, the appropriateness of biomimetic designs for engineered systems is explored. A number of related concepts are defined and discussed, and different measures of complexity are identified. Finally, the use of evolutionary system design and complex adaptive behavior in engineered systems is considered.

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Date Published: 13 March 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4763, European Workshop on Smart Structures in Engineering and Technology, (13 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.508672
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William B. Spillman Jr., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4763:
European Workshop on Smart Structures in Engineering and Technology
Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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