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"This book presents various contributions to the construction of life-like artifacts that globally show adaptation and evolution, as in the artificial life paradigm. … The book is unique in that it attempts to mix various ideas on building artificial life in hardware … . the book moves toward new methods and tools that represent the cutting edge of research. … this book is appropriate for research; in the long term, it can serve as a reference." (G. Gini, ACM Computing Reviews, November, 2009)