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The Book

Full publication details of the book ("Rise of the Self-Replicators: Early Visions of Machines that 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 will post further updates here as and when we get them. (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).