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Morphological control: Applications on different scales exploiting classical and statistical mechanics


Füchslin, Rudolf M; Hauser, Helmut; Luchsinger, Rolf H; Reller, Benedikt; Scheidegger, Stephan (2011). Morphological control: Applications on different scales exploiting classical and statistical mechanics. In: 2nd International Conference on Morphological Computation, Venice, 12 September 2011 - 14 September 2011, 42-44.

Abstract

We present three case studies in which we discuss conceptual and technical aspects of the application of morpholoigcal computation in medical and/or chemical contexts. Up to now, most implementations of morphological computing take profit of classical mechanics and so does one of ours (an inflatable support system for patients with movement impairments). The two other case studies deal with processes and devices on the micrometer scale (self-assembled chemical micro-reactors and models of induced repair in radio-oncology). We use these examples to introduce the notion of embodied process control and discuss how the role taken by classical mechanics in systems on the macro-scale can be adopted by statistical mechanics in case of implementations on the micrometer scale.

Abstract

We present three case studies in which we discuss conceptual and technical aspects of the application of morpholoigcal computation in medical and/or chemical contexts. Up to now, most implementations of morphological computing take profit of classical mechanics and so does one of ours (an inflatable support system for patients with movement impairments). The two other case studies deal with processes and devices on the micrometer scale (self-assembled chemical micro-reactors and models of induced repair in radio-oncology). We use these examples to introduce the notion of embodied process control and discuss how the role taken by classical mechanics in systems on the macro-scale can be adopted by statistical mechanics in case of implementations on the micrometer scale.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:14 September 2011
Deposited On:10 Feb 2012 12:05
Last Modified:23 Nov 2017 04:14
Series Name:Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Morphological Computation
Related URLs:http://morphcomp.org/pdfs/ICMC2011_Proceedings.pdf
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:5056

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