Morphological Computation: The Body as a Computational Resource

Helmut Hauser, Rudolf Marcel Füchslin, Kohei Nakajima

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpinions and Outlooks on Morphological Computation
EditorsHelmut Hauser, Rudolf M. Füchslin, Rolf Pfeifer
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-033-04515-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Morphological Computation
  • Embodiment
  • Soft Robotics


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