Welcome to Living Machines 2012


The "Living Machines" conference organized by the Convergent Science Network was held In Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 July 2012. The next edition will be held in London, July 29 - Aug. 2, 2013.

The conference addresses themes related to the development of future real-world technologies which will depend strongly on our understanding and harnessing of the principles underlying living systems and the flow of communication signals between living and artificial systems.



The conference talks have been recorded and are publically available. Please click here for an index.



Revised submission deadline for Paper Submissions: 27th February 2012!

  • February 20th 2012: Paper submission deadline
  • March 12th 2012: Workshops and tutorial proposals
  • April 16th 2012: Notification of paper acceptance
  • July 9th: Workshops/tutorials
  • July 10-12th 2012: Conference



Winners of Living Machines Award are

Best paper: A True-Slime-Mold-Inspired Fluid-Filled Robot Exhibiting Versatile Behavior. Takuya Umedachi, Ryo Idei, Akio Ishiguro

Best poster: Insect-­‐like odor classification and localization on an autonomous robot.
Lucas Luis Lopez-­‐Serrano, Vasiliki Vouloutsi, Alex Escudero Chimeno, Zenon Mathews, Paul F.M.J. Verschure

Papers publication

Selection of best papers are invited for inclusion in a special issue of the IOP Science journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics.


The Living Machine 2012 flyer can be downloaded here