By James C. Liao (auth.), Auke Jan Ijspeert, Toshimitsu Masuzawa, Shinji Kusumoto (eds.)
This ebook comprises 30 articles and 3 abstracts of invited talks provided on the moment overseas Workshop on Biologically encouraged methods for complex info know-how (Bio-ADIT 2006) held at Senri existence technology heart, Osaka, Japan, on January 26–27, 2006. Bio-ADIT 2006 follows the s- cess of the ?rst workshop Bio-ADIT 2004, held on the Swiss Federal Institute of expertise, Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in January 2004. The workshop is meant to supply an e?ective discussion board for unique learn ends up in the ?eld of bio-inspired ways to complicated details applied sciences. It additionally serves to foster the relationship among organic paradigms and suggestions to construction the next-generation details platforms. specifically, the purpose of the workshop is to discover and talk about how biologically encouraged ways may also help in - signing the following new release of data platforms which, like their organic opposite numbers, should be in a position to variation, self-organization, replication, and self-repair. Wewerehonoredtohavetheparticipationasinvitedspeakersofthreeleading researchers during this ?eld: James C. Liao, Rolf Pfeifer, and Toshio Yanagida. The invitedtalksdealtwiththeveryinterestingsubjectsofbio-inspiredapproachesto details structures, and supplied stimulating rules to the workshop attendees to pursue additional examine during this intriguing ?eld. The articles conceal a wide variety of subject matters together with networking, robotics, evolutionary computation, neural computation, biochemical networks, recon- urable undefined, and desktop imaginative and prescient. The contributions diversity from uncomplicated - seek in biology and in details expertise, to extra application-oriented advancements in software program and in hardware.