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The Book

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".

Related Publications

Journal and conference papers based upon material presented in the book:


  • Machine Ethics Podcast: Tim talks about the themes of the book (episode recorded on 13 June 2018, published on 27 July 2018).