Publications / 2004 Proceedings of the 21st ISARC, Jeju, South Korea

Artificial Life-Based Housing Design Assistant for New Construction Paradigm Using Smart Parts

Risa Nishiyama, Makoto Ebisui, Ken Tomiyama, Junichi Yagi

This paper proposes a life cycle oriented construction system that considers each construction parts; walls, bath units, kitchen utilities and other facilities as primitive artificial life (AL) forms consisting of a more complicated artificial life form, i.e. the house. As a start, we developed AL-based housing design assistant software that let AL-forms connect and construct house floor plans in 3-D virtual space, and AL-based remodeling design assistant software that wakes dormant AL forms up to re-generate new design plans. Those two of design assistant software are evaluated by questionnaires with mock customers.

Keywords: Artificial Life, Life cycle oriented construction system, smart parts, Movable Finite Automata, Housing design, Remodeling, Design preferences of customers, RFID