From Embryonics to POEtic Machines

  • Daniel Mange
  • André Stauffer
  • Gianluca Tempesti
  • Christof Teuscher
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2085)


The space of bio-inspired hardware can be partitioned along three axes: phylogeny, ontogeny, and epigenesis. We refer to this as the POE model. Our Embryonics (for embryonic electronics) project is situated along the ontogenetic axis of the POE model and is inspired by the processes of molecular biology and by the embryonic development of living beings.

We will describe the architecture of multicellular automata that are endowed with self-replication and self-repair properties. In the conclusion, we will present our major on-going project: a giant self-repairing electronic watch, the BioWatch, built on a new reconfigurable tissue, the electronic wall or e-wall.


Faulty Cell Multicellular Organization Molecular Code Electronic Watch Operative Genome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Mange
    • 1
  • André Stauffer
    • 1
  • Gianluca Tempesti
    • 1
  • Christof Teuscher
    • 1
  1. 1.Logic Systems LaboratorySwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

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