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Generating Artificial Plant Morphologies for Function and Aesthetics through Evolving L-Systems

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Generating Artificial Plant Morphologies for Function and Aesthetics through Evolving L-Systems. / Veenstra, Frank; Faina, Andres; Støy, Kasper; Risi, Sebastian.

Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016. MIT Press, 2016. p. 692-699 130.

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Veenstra, F, Faina, A, Støy, K & Risi, S 2016, Generating Artificial Plant Morphologies for Function and Aesthetics through Evolving L-Systems. in Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016., 130, MIT Press, pp. 692-699, Artificial Life, Cancun, Mexico, 04/07/2016.

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Veenstra, F., Faina, A., Støy, K., & Risi, S. (2016). Generating Artificial Plant Morphologies for Function and Aesthetics through Evolving L-Systems. In Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016 (pp. 692-699). [130] MIT Press.

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Veenstra F, Faina A, Støy K, Risi S. Generating Artificial Plant Morphologies for Function and Aesthetics through Evolving L-Systems. In Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016. MIT Press. 2016. p. 692-699. 130

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abstract = "Due to the replacement of natural flora and fauna with ur-ban environments, a significant part of the earth’s organismsthat function as primary consumers have been dispelled. Tocompensate for the reduction in the amount of primary con-sumers, robotic systems that mimic plant-like organisms areinteresting to mimic for their potential functional and aes-thetic value in urban environments. To investigate how toutilize plant developmental strategies in order to engender ur-ban artificial plants, we built a simple evolutionary model thatapplies an L-System based grammar as an abstraction of plantdevelopment. In the presented experiments, phytomorpholo-gies (plant morphologies) are iteratively constructed using acontext sensitive L-System. The genomic representation ofthe L-System is subject to mutation by an evolutionary al-gorithm. These mutations thus alter the developmental rulesof these phytomorphologies. We compare the differences be-tween the light absorption of evolving virtual plants that re-main static during their life and virtual plants that possessthe possibility to move joints that link the separate parts ofthe virtual plants. Our results show that our evolutionary al-gorithm did not exploit potential beneficial joint actuation,instead, mostly static structures evolved. The results of ourevolving L-System show that it is able to create various phy-tomorphologies, albeit that the results are preliminary andwill be more thoroughly investigated in the future",
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