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Evolutionary Robotics: The Biology, Intelligence and Technology of Self-Organizing Machines. Stefano Nolfi and Dario Floreano. (2000, MIT Press). $50.00 hardcover, 320 pages

Hod Lipson
2001 Artificial Life  
The spirit conveyed by the subtitle of this book-the biology, intelligence, and technology of self-organizing machines-captures the essence of an exciting new paradigm of machine design by self-organization  ...  One of the challenges in writing a textbook on such a leading-edge and active topic as evolutionary robotics [17] , is sorting through the wealth of new ideas and current research and determining what  ...  But the discovery of engineering knowledge-the evolution of technology-is, like the evolution of biology, a long self-organizing bottom-up process involving a historical coevolution of design challenges  ... 
doi:10.1162/106454601317297031 fatcat:gruqe24pl5fe5j7bvhfbcjn6qu

Book review

Jeffrey White
2020 Prometheus  
and advances in human robot interaction and social robotics on the other.  ...  Pereira and Lopes do not buy the hype surrounding the notion of super intelligent killer robots. Contemporary AIs remain relatively simple programs.  ... 
doi:10.13169/prometheus.36.4.0382 fatcat:sinys5wf4zd5lcc5un5yyasvdm

Comprehensive Survey of Evolutionary Morphological Soft Robotic Systems [article]

Reem J. Alattas, Sarosh Patel, Tarek M. Sobh
2017 arXiv   pre-print
This paper reviews the literature and discusses various aspects of evolutionary robotics including the application on morphological soft robots to allow self assembly, self reconfiguration, self repair  ...  Soft robotics have demonstrated the feasibility of evolutionary robotics for the synthesis of robots control and morphology.  ...  Then, morphological soft robots are discussed as a method to implement evolutionary robots in the physical world, as advanced technologies and rapid prototyping techniques made these kinds of robots feasible  ... 
arXiv:1702.02934v5 fatcat:6kfowwun55borprcdasfcidpdy

Evolutionary Modular Robotics: Survey and Analysis

Reem J. Alattas, Sarosh Patel, Tarek M. Sobh
2018 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
In order to accomplish the aforementioned evolutionary modular robotic promises, this paper reviews current research on evolutionary robotics and modular robots.  ...  A number of studies have demonstrated the feasibility of evolutionary algorithms for generating robotic control and morphology. However, a huge challenge faced was how to manufacture these robots.  ...  Then, modular robotics are discussed as a method to design and implement evolutionary robots in the physical world, as advanced technology and rapid prototyping techniques have made these modular robots  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10846-018-0902-9 fatcat:q6loxcv3evdozdn4upbuqlnfwy

Grounding Language through Evolutionary Language Games [chapter]

Luc Steels
2012 Language Grounding in Robots  
This chapter introduces a new experimental paradigm for studying issues in the grounding of language and robots, and the integration of all aspects of intelligence into a single system.  ...  The agents are not pre-programmed with an existing language but with the necessary cognitive functions to self-organize communication systems from scratch, to learn them from human language users if there  ...  Acknowledgements Research discussed in this chapter was conducted at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Free University of Brussels (VUB).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-3064-3_1 fatcat:dcggufi7mnb2pknhe5vzh4yxzu

Review of Computational Intelligence: Imitating Life [Book Reviews]

D.B. Fogel
1995 Proceedings of the IEEE  
S The following reviews were selected from those recently published in various IEEE journals, magazines, and newsletters.  ...  They are reprinted here to make them conveniently available to the many readers who otherwise might not have access to them. Each review is followed by an identijkation of its source.  ...  Further, the organization and terminology of the field of evolutionary computation has not settled.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.1995.481636 fatcat:qi5wua55kzbnvdiqrzy6g4d2vq

Cellular Non-Linear Networks as a New Paradigm for Evolutionary Robotics [chapter]

Eleonora Bilotta, Pietro Pantano
2008 Frontiers in Evolutionary Robotics  
One of the most active fields of research in evolutionary robotics is the development of autonomous robots with the ability to interact with the physical world and to communicate with each other, in "robot  ...  In this chapter we describe our own contribution to Evolutionary Robotics, namely a proposal for a new generation of believable agents capable of life-like intelligent communicative and emotional behavior  ...  The architecture will be multiple-layered, based on modules of interconnected CNN devices. As a result, the robots' cognitive system will be dynamical, adaptive and self-organizing.  ... 
doi:10.5772/5449 fatcat:reg4rjrdrrcologt3l6ga3t35m

Teamwork in Self-Organized Robot Colonies

Shervin Nouyan, Roderich Gross, Michael Bonani, Francesco Mondada, Marco Dorigo
2009 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation  
Swarm robotics draws inspiration from decentralized self-organizing biological systems in general and from the collective behavior of social insects in particular.  ...  To the best of our knowledge, in this paper we present the first self-organized system of robots that displays a dynamical hierarchy of teamwork (with cooperation also occurring among higher order entities  ...  In addition, the authors thank all the members of the SWARM-BOTS and SWARMANOID projects for their support.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tevc.2008.2011746 fatcat:tftetmlherfb7ljwwpaxwnoppu

Evolutionary Computation: An Overview

Melanie Mitchell, Charles E. Taylor
1999 Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics  
The most widely used form of evolutionary algorithms are genetic algorithms (GAs), which will be the main focus of this review.  ...  Other common forms of evolutionary algorithms will be described in the third section.  ...  Bak's models of self-organized criticality (9) .  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.30.1.593 fatcat:k4tagcnyzvcjtbbaetp56ar7di

Recently-Published-Book Precis

2002 Artificial Intelligence  
These are precis of books that have recently been sent to the Review Editors of the Artificial Intelligence journal.  ...  If you are interested in reviewing one of these books (or any other AI book), then please contact the Review Editors for a complimentary copy.  ...  The book is organized around four topics: the power of evolution to determine effective solutions to complex tasks, mechanisms to make evolutionary design scalable, the use of evolutionary search in conjunction  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0004-3702(02)00188-1 fatcat:xwd5jexdg5gnrmugs4ufuqayva

Swarm Foraging Review: Closing the Gap Between Proof and Practice

Qi Lu, G. Matthew Fricke, John C. Ericksen, Melanie E. Moses
2020 Current Robotics Reports  
Purpose of Review We review recent research on swarm robot foraging and contextualize it with foundational work.  ...  Summary In this review we highlight bio-inspired and self-organizing approaches to swarm foraging and contrast them with approaches that can provide theoretical proofs, but which abstract away important  ...  Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43154-020-00018-1 fatcat:aadml5xg2vdhxemp2wahw2z4yu

The Eudaemonic Pie: A Review

David M. Pennock
2004 The AI Magazine  
Couzin, Princeton University, and University of Oxford A Bradford Book • 328 pp., 72 illus. $40 now in paperback Evolutionary Robotics The Biology, Intelligence, and Technology of Self-Organizing Machines  ...  not only for those working in artificial intelligence and optimization, but for all of us who find the interface between biology and technology fascinating."  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v25i2.1768 dblp:journals/aim/Pennock04 fatcat:2lqemilqtvae7pvgmjvxdtvbwy

The Past, Present, and Future of Artificial Life

Wendy Aguilar, Guillermo Santamaría-Bonfil, Tom Froese, Carlos Gershenson
2014 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
This review provides a summary of the advances that led to the development of artificial life, its current research topics, and open problems and opportunities.  ...  computational biology, artificial chemistries, information, living technology, art, and philosophy.  ...  Demonstrate the emergence of intelligence and mind in an artificial living system. 12. Evaluate the influence of machines on the next major evolutionary transition of life. 13.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2014.00008 fatcat:emlu6em64ben7pq5rtsfkp6t4m

A review of morphogenetic engineering

René Doursat, Hiroki Sayama, Olivier Michel
2013 Natural Computing  
Particular emphasis is set on the programmability and computational abilities of self-organization, properties that are often underappreciated in CS science-while, conversely, the benefits of self-organization  ...  It is the first initiative of its kind to rally and promote models and implementations of complex self-architecturing systems.  ...  In a review of morphogenetic robotics, Meng (2011, 2012, Fig. 2 :3) examine methodologies for designing self-organizing, self-reconfigurable and self-adaptive robots inspired by biological morphogenesis  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11047-013-9398-1 fatcat:wm4vmlwuqfbgteigyfuz3vbm2m

Essay Reviews, Book Reviews, Further Books of Note, Article of Interest

Carlos S. Alvarado, Michael Grosso, John L. Turner, Ryan D. Foster, Randy Moore, Alton Higgins, Hugh Cunningham, F. David Peat, Greg Ealick, Michael E. Tymn, Guy Lyon Playfair, Michael Schmicker (+4 others)
2011 Journal of Scientific Exploration  
A picture begins to emerge of a self-nourishing and self-propelling being, as if we were glimpsing the outline of a super-physical organism, pre-adapted to wider environments of being, a world of inner  ...  Bindernagel does not attempt a comprehensive review of every conceivable aspect of sasquatch lore, sightings, biology, etc.  ...  Yet he does give her credit for "an enthralling book for those who revel in the mysterious and the terrible," and also makes the pertinent point that her book is "no less elevated and serious than that  ... 
doaj:d1ddc73df27f461698a5a23a5b67c748 fatcat:57opoguaera3vgtu3ypobyqwju
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