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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33027-5-ch027
Pages 122–129
First published 20 July 2015

The Kinetic Basis of Morphogenesis

Yuri Shalygo

Abstract

It has been shown recently (Shalygo, 2014) that stationary and dynamic patterns can arise in the proposed one-component model of the analog (continuous state) kinetic automaton, or kinon for short, defined as a reflexive dynamical system with active transport. This paper presents extensions of the model, which increase further its complexity and tunability, and shows that the extended kinon model can produce spatio-temporal patterns pertaining not only to pattern formation but also to morphogenesis in real physical and biological systems. The possible applicability of the model to morphogenetic engineering and swarm robotics is also discussed.