Author M. Egbert
“A prominent theme in my research is the recursive self-maintaining organisation of life, and how this relates to its profound adaptability. This draws me toward the investigation of synthetic protocells and the origin of life, where mechanisms of behaviour are at their simplest, and towards minimally cognitive robotics and simulated agents, where fundamental concepts underlying adaptive behaviour and autonomy can be clearly defined and examined. As a Research Associate at the University of Hertfordshire, I am currently investigating self-maintaining behaviours in autonomous robots and simulated agents.” Homepage at

Publications Found: 4 · Show All Abstracts

Barandiaran X. E. & Egbert M. (2013) Norm-establishing and norm-following in autonomous agency. Artificial Life 20(1): 5–28. Fulltext at
Egbert M. (2013) For Biological Systems, Maintaining Essential Variables Within Viability Limits Is Not Passive. Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 109–111. Fulltext at
Egbert M. D. & Di Paolo E. A. (2009) Integrating autopoiesis and behavior: An exploration in computational chemo-ethology. Adaptive Behavior 17(5): 387–401. Fulltext at
Virgo N., Egbert M. D. & Froese T. (2011) The role of the spatial boundary in autopoiesis. In: Kampis G., Karsai I. & Szathmáry E. (eds.) Advances in artificial life: Darwin meets von Neumann. 10th European Conference ECAL 2009. Springer, Berlin: 234–241. Fulltext at
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