|HAL - Hardware Artificial Life|
A version of this applet using the native VM is available here
IntroductionThis applet displays a cellular automata substrate capable of supporting evolving, self-reproducing
organismswhich are capable of universal computation.
The applet is fully interactive, allowing you to apply selection based on organisms visual characteristics using a variety of implements.
Selection may also applied automatically. Currently the built in selection methods are for size and shape only.
The cellular automata uses a strict von-Neumann neighbourhood and is based on an innovative, multi-layered design.
The whole architecture is designed to be implemented on massively
Note: if you're playing with wiping out organisms manually you'll probably want to have the 'No selection at all' checkbox ticked - this causes all cells to be born pregnant and removes some constraints which abort malformed offspring.
HAL can also be run as an application. Download this jar file (using shift-click) and double-click on it.