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First published July 1 2016

Evolution-in-Materio of a dynamical system with dynamical structures

Odd Rune Lykkeb and Gunnart Tufte

Abstract (Excerpt)

Evolution-in-Materio aims to exploit real-world physics of materials to achieve computation by a combination of external stimulus and interpretation of the state of materials through measurements and observations. In a majority of Evolution-in-Materio work the dynamics of the material is filtered out, or the problem is defined in a way that the sought solution is a point attractor. In this work we explore the dynamics of materials. Within the assumption that suited materials include rich behavior emerging from the underlying physical processes there should be observable behavior similar to Dynamical Systems with Dynamical Structures ((DS) 2 ). Such behavior result in systems with a possibility of inducing perturbations to their own dynamics. Further, the importance of the observation level used when observing and interpreting the state of the materials is discussed and related to dynamics in Evolution-in-Materio systems.