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Environment-Driven Embodied Evolution in a Population of Autonomous Agents [chapter]

Nicolas Bredeche, Jean-Marc Montanier
2010 Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN XI  
This paper is concerned with a fixed-size population of autonomous agents facing unknown, possibly changing, environments.  ...  The motivation is to design an embodied evolutionary algorithm that can cope with the implicit fitness function hidden in the environment so as to provide adaptation in the long run at the level of the  ...  Conclusions and Perspectives This paper provides a proof-of-concept for the viability of environment-driven distributed evolutionary adaptation in a population of autonomous agents.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15871-1_30 dblp:conf/ppsn/BredecheM10 fatcat:hij7m43oy5f2jhqyfa4jqxrxiu

Evo-devo-robo workshop program

Stephane Doncieux, Yaochu Jin, Jean-Baptiste Mouret
2012 Proceedings of the fourteenth international conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion - GECCO Companion '12  
These abstracts cover researches in both fields and give an overview of the potential interactions between developmental and evolutionary robotics.  ...  Developmental robotics (also known as epigenetic robotics) is mainly concerned with modelling the postnatal development of cognitive behaviours in living systems, such as language, emotion, curiosity,  ...  This work is concerned with a fixed-size population of autonomous agents facing unknown, possibly changing, environments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2330784.2330836 dblp:conf/gecco/DoncieuxJM12 fatcat:weqba7t6zjc5box7vz6jixckse

In Vivo Veritas: Towards the Evolution of Things [chapter]

Agoston Endre Eiben
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The main thesis of the position paper is that in the near future it will be possible to create populations of animate physical objects that undergo evolution in real space and real time.  ...  However, overcoming these challenges will ignite the development of a new field that combines Evolutionary Computing, Robotics, Artificial Life, and Embodied AI with a great potential for engineering as  ...  In particular, I am indebted to Nicolas Bredeche, Evert Haasdijk, and Alan Winfield.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10762-2_3 fatcat:4hbjmov6g5dizc4i566dvolgju

Emergence of Autonomous Behaviors of Virtual Characters through Simulated Reproduction

Yuri Nogueira, Carlos F. de Brito, Creto Vidal, Joaquim Cavalcante-Neto
2013 Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2013  
In this work, we argue that an autonomous behavior is an agent's solution to a given problem, which is obtained through a process of self-organization of the dynamics of a system that is composed of the  ...  We postulate that a behavior is regarded as autonomous when the actions performed by the agent result from the interaction between its internal dynamics and the environment, rather than being externally  ...  In this paper, we study the emergence of autonomous behavior of virtual agents, using environment-driven evolution.  ... 
doi:10.7551/978-0-262-31709-2-ch107 dblp:conf/ecal/NogueiraBVN13a fatcat:ixiicbslifg3jnkoly2fxznohq

Embodied Evolution in Collective Robotics: A Review

Nicolas Bredeche, Evert Haasdijk, Abraham Prieto
2018 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
It provides a definition of embodied evolution as well as a thorough description of the underlying concepts and mechanisms.  ...  In particular, we identify a shift from considering embodied evolution as a parallel search method within small robot collectives (fewer than 10 robots) to embodied evolution as an online distributed learning  ...  In such situations, the evolutionary process must establish a tradeoff between objective-driven optimization and the maintenance of a viable environment where evolution occurs, which is a challenge in  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2018.00012 pmid:33500899 pmcid:PMC7806005 fatcat:zfhv4uiquneivlgij2jio7gzvq

Embodied artificial life at an impasse can evolutionary robotics methods be scaled?

Andrew L. Nelson
2014 2014 IEEE Symposium on Evolving and Autonomous Learning Systems (EALS)  
and in fact do not fully prove the concept that artificial evolution can be used to evolve sophisticated autonomous agent behaviors.  ...  But can proof-of-concept results such as these be extended to evolve complex autonomous behaviors in a general sense?  ...  autonomous environmentally situated agent behaviors.  ... 
doi:10.1109/eals.2014.7009500 dblp:conf/eals/Nelson14 fatcat:5npzlqz6jndapf57e7ogyxinjq

Environment-driven distributed evolutionary adaptation in a population of autonomous robotic agents

Nicolas Bredeche, Jean-Marc Montanier, Wenguo Liu, Alan F.T. Winfield
2012 Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems  
This paper is concerned with a fixed-size population of autonomous agents facing unknown, possibly changing, environments.  ...  Embodied Evolution (EE), as proposed initially in [14] , addresses part of this question as it focuses on algorithms for evolutionary optimisation of agent behaviours in an on-line, possibly decentralised  ...  In this paper we are interested in a fixed-size population of autonomous physical agents using local communication, such as autonomous robots, facing unknown and/or dynamic environments.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13873954.2011.601425 fatcat:lyhlhjefjfbabfp3wpsjp6a7ti

Embodied Evolution of Self-organised Aggregation by Cultural Propagation [chapter]

Nicolas Cambier, Vincent Frémont, Vito Trianni, Eliseo Ferrante
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
It aims at gathering a population of robots in the same place, in order to favour the execution of other more complex collective behaviours or tasks.  ...  To tackle this challenge, in this paper, we present a novel embodied evolution approach for swarm robotics based on social dynamics.  ...  This work was funded in the framework of the Labex MS2T.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-00533-7_29 fatcat:pomesgrg5fdwpccgn44zdck4ki

Evolution of Things [article]

A.E. Eiben and N. Ferreira and M. Schut and S. Kernbach
2011 arXiv   pre-print
In other words, we envision the "Evolution of Things", rather than just the evolution of code, leading to a new field of Embodied Artificial Evolution (EAE).  ...  Evolution is one of the major omnipresent powers in the universe that has been studied for about two centuries.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the European Commission funding the EvoBody project (grant number FP7-258334), as well as the contribution of the experts we have consulted  ... 
arXiv:1106.0190v1 fatcat:iaqaefzxwjf63lajvq4b47tqde

Towards the evolution of things

A. E. Eiben, J. E. Smith
2016 ACM SIGEVOlution  
In other words, we envision the "Evolution of Things", rather than just the evolution of code, leading to a new field of Embodied Artificial Evolution (EAE).  ...  Evolution is one of the major omnipresent powers in the universe that has been studied for about two centuries.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the European Commission funding the EvoBody project (grant number FP7-258334), as well as the contribution of the experts we have consulted  ... 
doi:10.1145/2907964.2907966 fatcat:q2ljtholc5avjme5vw2pk2flpa

Individual, Social and Evolutionary Adaptation in Collective Systems [chapter]

Evert Haasdijk, A Eiben, Alan Winfield
2013 Handbook of Collective Robotics  
Acknowledgements Part of the work presented in this chapter was undertaken as part of the NEW TIES project, supported by a European Commission FET grant under contract FP6-502386.  ...  The authors especially thank Mehmet Dincer Erbas who implemented the imitation algorithm and obtained the experimental results shown in section 12.5 of this chapter.  ...  The Environment and the Agents The NEW TIES system provides a simulation platform in which a cultural society develops through evolution, individual learning and social learning of autonomous agents [  ... 
doi:10.1201/b14908-15 fatcat:7tc4bsppgbfxxmy3adi5b7bhlq

Fitness functions in evolutionary robotics: A survey and analysis

Andrew L. Nelson, Gregory J. Barlow, Lefteris Doitsidis
2009 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
ER is one of a host of machine learning methods that rely on interaction with, and feedback from, a complex dynamic environment to drive synthesis of controllers for autonomous agents.  ...  During evolution, robots attempt to perform a given task in a given environment.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Brenae Bailey for editorial input, insightful conversations, and support in preparing this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.robot.2008.09.009 fatcat:k3zcb3536jcw5gc5mmknu2xrj4

Behavioral Specialization in Embodied Evolutionary Robotics: Why So Difficult?

Jean-Marc Montanier, Simon Carrignon, Nicolas Bredeche
2016 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
Embodied evolutionary robotics is an on-line distributed learning method used in collective robotics where robots are facing open environments.  ...  This research sheds light on why existing embodied evolution algorithms are limited with respect to learning efficient division of labor in the general case, i.e., where it is not possible to guess before  ...  In the following, we perform an experimental study using different flavors of embodied evolutionary algorithms in two variations of a task with autonomous virtual robots: a foraging task with and without  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2016.00038 fatcat:he2e5vfccbf3thfkvsmq7cl2zi

Combining Conflicting Environmental and Task Requirements in Evolutionary Robotics

Evert Haasdijk
2015 2015 IEEE 9th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems  
To this end, we investigate experiments with populations of 100 simulated robots in a foraging task scenario where successfully collecting resources negatively impacts an individual's remaining lifetime  ...  A quantitative analysis of the selection pressures reveals that the task-based selection exerts a higher pressure than the environment.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The description of the vision, system and experiments in this paper is based on earlier work (in particular, viz. [5] )  ... 
doi:10.1109/saso.2015.21 dblp:conf/saso/Haasdijk15 fatcat:3lsknecjcnbirp6symu5agg4fy

Charting epilepsy by searching for intelligence in network space with the help of evolving autonomous agents

Elan L. Ohayon, Stiliyan Kalitzin, Piotr Suffczynski, Frank Y. Jin, Paul W. Tsang, Donald S. Borrett, W. McIntyre Burnham, Hon C. Kwan
2004 Journal of Physiology - Paris  
Within 20 generations the entire population was able to navigate a simple environment with all individuals exhibiting multiply-stable behaviors with no cases of default locked limitcycle oscillatory motor  ...  The resultant population may thus afford us a view of the architectural principles demarcating healthy biological networks from the pathological.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are grateful for the support of the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Dutch Epilepsy Clinics  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jphysparis.2005.09.018 pmid:16290117 fatcat:5b36yhzjfnfohad5xq4myzciqa
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