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Designing Systems to Design Themselves
    Transitive Materials: Programming Reality CHI 2009 Workshop 2009
    Reconfigurable systems have many benefits over single-purpose machines but there are many obstacles to their widespread implementation. We describe roBlocks, a reconfigurable robotic construction kit, and the Erstwhile Agent, an evolutionary design system and discuss extensions that would enable them to design improvements to themselves, and also their eventual replacements.
    related projects:
    Erstwhile Agent