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The abilit of parts of the synthetic world to act on their own violition, without prompting from any human agent.

See also: AI, A-Life

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Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay

Participants are invited to submit papers describing original work in all areas of robotics focusing in particular on new emergin...