A fairly complete description of the project is now available. Please read and decide if it interests you. I think it's an exciting work and I intend to publish it if we get good results.
Ideally I would like to work with two students in the framework of a project. One student can also be fine. If I don't find students for a project, I'll offer it as a mini-project. Workload will be adjusted accordingly.
If you want a no-brainer project to get done with quickly, then this project is not for you. The project requires attention, thought, programming skills and some experimental work as well. However, if you have had enough of "toy" projects and this project intrigues you, then you're likely to have a lot of fun and be a part of current Artificial Life research. If you're interested please let me know.