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Soft-Body Muscles for Evolved Virtual Creatures: The Next Step on a Bio-Mimetic Path to Meaningful Morphological Complexity

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Soft-Body Muscles for Evolved Virtual Creatures: The Next Step on a Bio-Mimetic Path to Meaningful Morphological Complexity. / Lessin, Dan; Risi, Sebastian.

Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) 2015. MIT Press, 2015. p. 604–611.

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Lessin, D & Risi, S 2015, Soft-Body Muscles for Evolved Virtual Creatures: The Next Step on a Bio-Mimetic Path to Meaningful Morphological Complexity. in Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) 2015. MIT Press, pp. 604–611.

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Lessin, D., & Risi, S. (2015). Soft-Body Muscles for Evolved Virtual Creatures: The Next Step on a Bio-Mimetic Path to Meaningful Morphological Complexity. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) 2015 (pp. 604–611). MIT Press.

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Lessin D, Risi S. Soft-Body Muscles for Evolved Virtual Creatures: The Next Step on a Bio-Mimetic Path to Meaningful Morphological Complexity. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) 2015. MIT Press. 2015. p. 604–611

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Lessin, Dan ; Risi, Sebastian. / Soft-Body Muscles for Evolved Virtual Creatures: The Next Step on a Bio-Mimetic Path to Meaningful Morphological Complexity. Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) 2015. MIT Press, 2015. pp. 604–611

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