We introduce a new sub-symbolic Artificial Chemistry, called the Meta-Atom Artificial Chemistry. It treats composite particles (composites of random boolean networks, RBN) as a new type of higher level atom, a meta-atom. These complex structures, together with a new kind of link, then form even larger, multi-level, structures. We show that Meta-Atom Artificial Chemistry exhibits rich behaviour, including reaction pathways that resemble catalytic reactions.
@inproceedings(Watson2019:ALife:AChem, author = "Isaac Watson and Angelika Sebald and Susan Stepney", title = "A Meta-Atom Based Sub-Symbolic Artificial Chemistry", pages = "127-134", doi = "10.1162/isal_a_00151", crossref = "ALife-2019" ) @proceedings(ALife-2019, title = "ALife 2019, Newcastle, UK, July 2019", booktitle = "ALife 2019, Newcastle, UK, July 2019", publisher = "MIT Press", year = 2018 )