Theory and Synthesis of the Imbalance Organism
Tutor / director / evaluatorMoreno, Juan Manuel
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The long term goal of this initiative is to establish a technology that will enable the development of practical and useful nonbiological entities for the real world. The reasoning behind the specific word choice used here (e.g., practical, useful, nonbiological) will be outlined in this document. Specific word choice is extremely important within this document and, as such, the terminology used is chosen to convey a specific meaning and done so for the sake of clarity. Clarity is of the utmost importance when it comes to Robotics. As what is common knowledge in engineering, it is difficult to achieve success if one is not clear about what one is aiming at, what the objectives are, what the problem is that needs to be solved. As well, it is imperative to compare apples with apples. When diving into a world as complex as the biological, clarity is a prerequisite before we can start to argue and compare. Hence, the reader will find below that much time is spent on defining as clearly as possible the terminology used. This project brings to a conclusion the first phase of the long term goal. In other words, this document presents the work that has been done from when the first concepts took shape until the present day (a period of roughly two years). With respect to time scales and effort, it is predicted that the majority of the work still lies ahead.