Artificial Plants: Vascular Morphogenesis Controller-guided growth of braided structures

Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Joshua Cherian Varughese, Stig Anton Nielsen, David Andres Leon, Phil Ayres, Payam Zahadat, Thomas Schmickl

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Resumé

Natural plants are exemplars of adaptation through self-organisation and collective decision making. As such, they provide a rich source of inspiration for adaptive mechanisms in artificial systems. Plant growth-a structure development mechanism of continuous material accumulation that expresses encoded morphological features through environmental interactions-has been extensively explored in-silico. However, ex-silico scalable morphological adaptation through material accumulation remains an open challenge. In this paper, we present a novel type of biologically inspired modularity, and an approach to artificial growth that combines the benefits of material continuity through braiding with a distributed and decentralised plant-inspired Vascular Morphogenesis Controller (VMC). The controller runs on nodes that are capable of sensing and communicating with their neighbours. The nodes are embedded within the braided structure, which can be morphologically adapted based on collective decision making between nodes. Human agents realise the material adaptation by physically adding to the braided structure according to the suggestion of the embedded controller. This work offers a novel, tangible and accessible approach to embedding mechanisms of artificial growth and morphological adaptation within physically embodied systems, offering radically new functionalities, innovation potentials and approaches to continuous autonomous or steered design that could find application within fields contributing to the built environment, such as Architecture.
SprogEngelsk
StatusUdgivet - 17 apr. 2018

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej

Citer dette

Hofstadler, D. N., Varughese, J. C., Nielsen, S. A., Leon, D. A., Ayres, P., Zahadat, P., & Schmickl, T. (2018). Artificial Plants: Vascular Morphogenesis Controller-guided growth of braided structures.
Hofstadler, Daniel Nicolas ; Varughese, Joshua Cherian ; Nielsen, Stig Anton ; Leon, David Andres ; Ayres, Phil ; Zahadat, Payam ; Schmickl, Thomas. / Artificial Plants : Vascular Morphogenesis Controller-guided growth of braided structures. 2018.
@techreport{6796856c6b044a04915aa1503b389de9,
title = "Artificial Plants: Vascular Morphogenesis Controller-guided growth of braided structures",
abstract = "Natural plants are exemplars of adaptation through self-organisation and collective decision making. As such, they provide a rich source of inspiration for adaptive mechanisms in artificial systems. Plant growth-a structure development mechanism of continuous material accumulation that expresses encoded morphological features through environmental interactions-has been extensively explored in-silico. However, ex-silico scalable morphological adaptation through material accumulation remains an open challenge. In this paper, we present a novel type of biologically inspired modularity, and an approach to artificial growth that combines the benefits of material continuity through braiding with a distributed and decentralised plant-inspired Vascular Morphogenesis Controller (VMC). The controller runs on nodes that are capable of sensing and communicating with their neighbours. The nodes are embedded within the braided structure, which can be morphologically adapted based on collective decision making between nodes. Human agents realise the material adaptation by physically adding to the braided structure according to the suggestion of the embedded controller. This work offers a novel, tangible and accessible approach to embedding mechanisms of artificial growth and morphological adaptation within physically embodied systems, offering radically new functionalities, innovation potentials and approaches to continuous autonomous or steered design that could find application within fields contributing to the built environment, such as Architecture.",
author = "Hofstadler, {Daniel Nicolas} and Varughese, {Joshua Cherian} and Nielsen, {Stig Anton} and Leon, {David Andres} and Phil Ayres and Payam Zahadat and Thomas Schmickl",
year = "2018",
month = "4",
day = "17",
language = "English",
type = "WorkingPaper",

}

Hofstadler, DN, Varughese, JC, Nielsen, SA, Leon, DA, Ayres, P, Zahadat, P & Schmickl, T 2018 'Artificial Plants: Vascular Morphogenesis Controller-guided growth of braided structures'.

Artificial Plants : Vascular Morphogenesis Controller-guided growth of braided structures. / Hofstadler, Daniel Nicolas; Varughese, Joshua Cherian; Nielsen, Stig Anton; Leon, David Andres; Ayres, Phil; Zahadat, Payam; Schmickl, Thomas.

2018.

Publikation: Working paperForskning

TY - UNPB

T1 - Artificial Plants

T2 - Vascular Morphogenesis Controller-guided growth of braided structures

AU - Hofstadler, Daniel Nicolas

AU - Varughese, Joshua Cherian

AU - Nielsen, Stig Anton

AU - Leon, David Andres

AU - Ayres, Phil

AU - Zahadat, Payam

AU - Schmickl, Thomas

PY - 2018/4/17

Y1 - 2018/4/17

N2 - Natural plants are exemplars of adaptation through self-organisation and collective decision making. As such, they provide a rich source of inspiration for adaptive mechanisms in artificial systems. Plant growth-a structure development mechanism of continuous material accumulation that expresses encoded morphological features through environmental interactions-has been extensively explored in-silico. However, ex-silico scalable morphological adaptation through material accumulation remains an open challenge. In this paper, we present a novel type of biologically inspired modularity, and an approach to artificial growth that combines the benefits of material continuity through braiding with a distributed and decentralised plant-inspired Vascular Morphogenesis Controller (VMC). The controller runs on nodes that are capable of sensing and communicating with their neighbours. The nodes are embedded within the braided structure, which can be morphologically adapted based on collective decision making between nodes. Human agents realise the material adaptation by physically adding to the braided structure according to the suggestion of the embedded controller. This work offers a novel, tangible and accessible approach to embedding mechanisms of artificial growth and morphological adaptation within physically embodied systems, offering radically new functionalities, innovation potentials and approaches to continuous autonomous or steered design that could find application within fields contributing to the built environment, such as Architecture.

AB - Natural plants are exemplars of adaptation through self-organisation and collective decision making. As such, they provide a rich source of inspiration for adaptive mechanisms in artificial systems. Plant growth-a structure development mechanism of continuous material accumulation that expresses encoded morphological features through environmental interactions-has been extensively explored in-silico. However, ex-silico scalable morphological adaptation through material accumulation remains an open challenge. In this paper, we present a novel type of biologically inspired modularity, and an approach to artificial growth that combines the benefits of material continuity through braiding with a distributed and decentralised plant-inspired Vascular Morphogenesis Controller (VMC). The controller runs on nodes that are capable of sensing and communicating with their neighbours. The nodes are embedded within the braided structure, which can be morphologically adapted based on collective decision making between nodes. Human agents realise the material adaptation by physically adding to the braided structure according to the suggestion of the embedded controller. This work offers a novel, tangible and accessible approach to embedding mechanisms of artificial growth and morphological adaptation within physically embodied systems, offering radically new functionalities, innovation potentials and approaches to continuous autonomous or steered design that could find application within fields contributing to the built environment, such as Architecture.

UR - https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.06343.pdf

M3 - Working paper

BT - Artificial Plants

ER -