Experiment: How much does Adhesin Stiffness matter?

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tettigonia
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Experiment: How much does Adhesin Stiffness matter?

Post by tettigonia » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:17 pm

In this experiment, I designed a linear smart swimmer and placed it into two identical substrates. However, on one substrate, I set the adhesin stiffness for all modes to maximum, and set it to zero for all modes on the other. I let both substrates run for 300h.

Results: The swimmers with maximum adhesin stiffness reached 892 cells in 300h, while the ones with zero adhesin stiffness reached only 383 cells in the same time period.
Conclusion: If you're making a smart swimmer, set the adhesin stiffness to maximum. The few seconds that it will take you to do that is will pay off with over double the amount of cells.

Max stiffness substrate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mzyeot9k5xn1b ... trate?dl=0


Zero stiffness substrate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6wr3vdb5gksb0 ... trate?dl=0
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Re: Experiment: How much does Adhesin Stiffness matter?

Post by Eu Sou A Fazenda » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:28 pm

tettigonia wrote:In this experiment, I designed a linear smart swimmer and placed it into two identical substrates. However, on one substrate, I set the adhesin stiffness for all modes to maximum, and set it to zero for all modes on the other. I let both substrates run for 300h.

Results: The swimmers with maximum adhesin stiffness reached 892 cells in 300h, while the ones with zero adhesin stiffness reached only 383 cells in the same time period.
Conclusion: If you're making a smart swimmer, set the adhesin stiffness to maximum. The few seconds that it will take you to do that is will pay off with over double the amount of cells.

Max stiffness substrate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mzyeot9k5xn1b ... trate?dl=0


Zero stiffness substrate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6wr3vdb5gksb0 ... trate?dl=0
Ive also did my experiments, and it looks like predators are best witht they on max.
As ive seened, if theyre too low they end up accidentely killing some parts of it.
Anyways, cool experiment!
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