Full publication details of the book ("Rise of the Self-Replicants: Early visions of machines that can reproduce and evolve") will appear here when available. The first draft has been reviewed by MIT Press and we have now completed a significant revision and submitted it back to MIT Press (April 2019). We hope to be able to provide a further update in May. (NB the first version of the book was submitted under the working title "The Spectre of Self-Reproducing Machines: An Early History of Evolving Robots".
Journal and conference papers based upon material presented in the book:
- Tim Taylor and Alan Dorin. "Past Visions of Artificial Futures: One Hundred and Fifty Years under the Spectre of Evolving Machines". The 2018 Conference on Artificial Life, MIT Press, 2018 (pp. 91-98). doi:10.1162/isal_a_00022
- Machine Ethics Podcast: Tim talks about the themes of the book (episode recorded on 13 June 2018, published on 27 July 2018).