OpenWorm: an artificial life sim of an earthworm


7 Responses to “OpenWorm: an artificial life sim of an earthworm”

  1. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    Call me when we’ve open-sourced an entire can of them, and we’ll talk.

  2. Virtual Worm Blender files

    Oh Ick.

    But seriously, I hope Greg Egan reads this.

  3. Luther Blissett says:

    Simple? o.O
    There is a great book on worms.

  4. halkun says:

     It’s not an earthworm, its Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). A nematode. They only have around 900 cells and the “brain” (actually, it’s a ganglion ring) is completely mapped. It’s a model organism and they have been trying to make artificial versions of this thing for a while

  5. Grace Davies says:

    Really Its awesome stuff! There are so many points which make your stuff more interesting and valueable also..I like it…

  6. bzishi says:

    The Worms games are the only earthworm simulator I’ll ever need. I’m not going to let some stuffy scientists tell me that earthworms can’t use ropes to swing on or use bunker busters to take out their enemies.

    • Chris Hogan says:

      This could be the start of an all-worm version of Dorf Fortress. Worms with lava traps, perpetual motion engines and wardogs; what’s not to like?

      “Aerate the earth!”

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