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Morphological Computation as Natural Ecosystem Service for Intelligent Technology


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Proceedings-IS4SI 2021






The basic idea of natural computing is learning from nature. Naturalist framework provides info-computational architecture for cognizing agents, modelling living organisms as informational structures with computational dynamics. Intrinsic natural information processes can be used as natural ecosystem services to perform resource-efficient computation, instead of explicitly controlling every step of computational process. In robotics, morphological computing is using inherent material properties to produce behavior like passive walking or grasping. In general, morphology (structure, shape, form, material) is self-organizing into dynamic structures resulting in growth, development, and decision-making that represent processes of embodied cognition and constitute naturalized basis of intelligent behavior.


author = {Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic},
title = {Morphological Computation as Natural Ecosystem Service for Intelligent Technology},
editor = {Marcin Schroeder and Mark Burgin},
volume = {81},
number = {1},
pages = {125--128},
month = {April},
year = {2022},
booktitle = {Proceedings-IS4SI 2021},
publisher = {MDPI},
url = {}