Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute


Software

ALiEn

ALiEn is a GPU-based open-source physics engine focused on demands for artificial life computations. It contains a software tool designed to simulate digital organisms embedded in artificial ecosystems and to mimic conditions for (pre-)biotic evolution. The underlying engine simulates kinematic and thermodynamic processes of damageable and bondable rigid bodies and enables the programming of the matter building blocks. An interactive mode is included where the user can apply forces to the entities with the mouse pointer during an active simulation.

Country
Germany
Author
Christian Heinemann
Topics
Artificial Life, Evolution, Complex Systems, Emergence, Agent-Based Modeling
URL
alien-project.org