Recently, two theoretical models for morphological computation have been proposed [13,14]. Based on a rigorous mathematical framework and simula- tions it has been demonstrated that compliant, complex physical bodies can be ef- fectively employed as computational resources. Even more recent work showed that these models are not only of theoretical nature, but are also applicable to a number of different soft robotic platforms. Motivated by these encouraging results we dis- cuss a number of remarkable implications when real physical bodies are employed as computational resources.
|Title of host publication||Opinions and Outlooks on Morphological Computation|
|Editors||Helmut Hauser, Rudolf M. Füchslin, Rolf Pfeifer|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Morphological Computation
- Soft Robotics
Hauser, H., Füchslin, R. M., & Nakajima, K. (2014). Morphological Computation: The Body as a Computational Resource. In H. Hauser, R. M. Füchslin, & R. Pfeifer (Eds.), Opinions and Outlooks on Morphological Computation (pp. 226-244).  Self-published. http://www.morphologicalcomputation.org/e-book/