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Open-Ended Evolutionary Robotics: an Information Theoretic Approach [article]

Pierre Delarboulas, Marc Schoenauer
2010 arXiv   pre-print
This paper is concerned with designing self-driven fitness functions for Embedded Evolutionary Robotics.  ...  The proposed approach considers the entropy of the sensori-motor stream generated by the robot controller.  ...  An original approach, amenable to onboard evolutionary optimization and rooted in Information Theory, is presented as an Intrinsic Motivation Systems [1] .  ... 
arXiv:1006.4959v1 fatcat:m2jggoy5ejdwxk34xktqjscz64

Open-Ended Evolutionary Robotics: An Information Theoretic Approach [chapter]

Pierre Delarboulas, Marc Schoenauer, Michèle Sebag
2010 Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN XI  
This paper is concerned with designing self-driven fitness functions for Embedded Evolutionary Robotics.  ...  The proposed approach considers the entropy of the sensori-motor stream generated by the robot controller.  ...  An original approach, amenable to onboard evolutionary optimization and rooted in Information Theory, is presented as an Intrinsic Motivation Systems [1] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15844-5_34 dblp:conf/ppsn/DelarboulasSS10 fatcat:pbou37xwkja45j2tqdsjvaek7q

Toward open-ended evolutionary robotics: evolving elementary robotic units able to self-assemble and self-reproduce

Raffaele Bianco, Stefano Nolfi
2004 Connection science  
In this paper we discuss the limitations of current evolutionary robotics models and we propose a new framework that might solve some of these problems and lead to an open-ended evolutionary process in  ...  More specifically, the paper describes a novel approach, where the usual concepts of population, generations and fitness are made implicit in the system.  ...  open-ended evolutionary process.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09540090412331314759 fatcat:kv6mftrdo5ayloi2snmddx2ohq

Evolutionary Innovations and Where to Find Them: Routes to Open-Ended Evolution in Natural and Artificial Systems [article]

Tim Taylor
2019 arXiv   pre-print
However, an important contribution of the paper is the demonstration that these considerations relate to exploratory open-endedness only.  ...  This paper presents a high-level conceptual framework to help orient the discussion and implementation of open-endedness in evolutionary systems.  ...  We thus distinguish systems that are theoretically open-ended from those that are effectively open-ended.  ... 
arXiv:1806.01883v4 fatcat:e6b76h2divatvgvekvji2aewri

Evolutionary Innovations and Where to Find Them: Routes to Open-Ended Evolution in Natural and Artificial Systems

Tim Taylor
2019 Artificial Life  
However, an important contribution of the article is the demonstration that these considerations relate to exploratory open-endedness only.  ...  This article presents a high-level conceptual framework to help orient the discussion and implementation of open-endedness in evolutionary systems.  ...  We thus distinguish systems that are theoretically openended from those that are effectively open-ended.  ... 
doi:10.1162/artl_a_00290 pmid:31150286 fatcat:e5yp2fmz3nhmvmkabddvgeorni

Evolutionary Robotics [chapter]

Stefano Nolfi
2022 Cognitive Robotics  
four ends of the maze.  ...  Evolutionary robotics constitutes an ideal approach for adapting both the policy and the morphology of robots since it is a model-free method that does not make any assumption about the structure of the  ...  "Evolutionary Robotics." In Springer Handbook of Robotics, edited by Bruno Siciliano and Oussama Khatib, 1423 -1541. 2nd ed.  ... 
doi:10.7551/mitpress/13780.003.0008 fatcat:4odxcyhtijeldh2okrfjdutkdy

Evolutionary Robotics: What, Why, and Where to

Stephane Doncieux, Nicolas Bredeche, Jean-Baptiste Mouret, Agoston E. (Gusz) Eiben
2015 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
Evolutionary robotics can also be seen as an innovative approach to the study of evolution based on a new kind of experimentalism.  ...  A pivotal feature of the evolutionary approach is that it considers the whole robot at once, and enables the exploitation of robot features in a holistic manner.  ...  in an open environment (see Section 5.6), but a truly open-ended evolutionary robotics is yet to be achieved.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2015.00004 fatcat:xwwgonhohbh25dsaoofnps7wvq

Embodied Evolution in Collective Robotics: A Review

Nicolas Bredeche, Evert Haasdijk, Abraham Prieto
2018 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
This article provides an overview of evolutionary robotics techniques applied to online distributed evolution for robot collectives, namely, embodied evolution.  ...  This article concludes with a discussion of applications and open questions, providing a milestone for past and an inspiration for future research.  ...  Open-ended adaptation in artificial systems, in particular in combination with learning relevant task behavior, has proved to be an elusive ambition.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2018.00012 pmid:33500899 pmcid:PMC7806005 fatcat:zfhv4uiquneivlgij2jio7gzvq

Evolutionary Robotics [chapter]

Dario Floreano, Phil Husbands, Stefano Nolfi
2008 Springer Handbook of Robotics  
Spiking neurons The great majority of biological neurons communicate using self-propagating electrical pulses called spikes, but from an information-theoretic perspective it is not yet clear how information  ...  In a rather different approach, Ritter et al. used an FPGA implementation of an on-board evolutionary algorithm to develop a controller for a hexapod robot [101] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30301-5_62 fatcat:rh2ldseugbg5jcgqs4vdngesxe

Towards Autonomous Robot Evolution [chapter]

Agoston E. Eiben, Emma Hart, Jon Timmis, Andy M. Tyrrell, Alan F. Winfield
2020 Software Engineering for Robotics  
AbstractWe outline a perspective on the future of evolutionary robotics and discuss a long-term vision regarding robots that evolve in the real world.  ...  Importantly, this also holds for the hardware; with a complete evolutionary robot system, both the software and the hardware are evolved.  ...  Open-Ended Robot Evolution: Out in the Wild Robot breeding farms represent one particular approach to artificial evolution.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-66494-7_2 fatcat:ym33jpsq7vhenafxdb6wqiq42e

Evolutionary Robotics: Exploring New Horizons [chapter]

Stéphane Doncieux, Jean-Baptiste Mouret, Nicolas Bredeche, Vincent Padois
2011 Studies in Computational Intelligence  
Four main aspects of ER are presented: (a) ER as an automatic parameter tuning procedure, which is the most mature application and is used to solve real robotics problem, (b) evolutionary-aided design,  ...  This paper considers the field of Evolutionary Robotics (ER) from the perspective of its potential users: roboticists.  ...  Hence, this field is at the crossroad of traditional optimization techniques (there is an explicitly defined goal to address), open-ended evolution (the environment particularities are to be taken into  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-18272-3_1 fatcat:lanytjgog5fgjipt4yn76rsgqq

Open Issues in Evolutionary Robotics

Fernando Silva, Miguel Duarte, Luís Correia, Sancho Moura Oliveira, Anders Lyhne Christensen
2016 Evolutionary Computation  
In this article, we review and discuss the open issues in evolutionary robotics.  ...  Our underlying motivation is the reduction of the current gap between evolutionary robotics and mainstream robotics, and the establishment of evolutionary robotics as a canonical approach for the engineering  ...  Open Issues in Evolutionary Robotics could, for instance, exchange information about the environment as in O'Dowd et al.'  ... 
doi:10.1162/evco_a_00172 pmid:26581015 fatcat:5bxkcwgfovdtlcvh4rgwqjbu7m

Evolving and breeding robots [chapter]

Henrik Hautop Lund, Orazio Miglino
1998 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
might be fruitful for achieving complex robot behaviour in an evolutionary context.  ...  Evolutionary robotic experiments with rats open eld box experiments and chick detours show h o w e v olutionary robotics can beapowerful biological tool, and they also suggest that incremental learning  ...  In substance, we coupled the power of an evolutionary process with the informality of a \breeder of robots". 2 Evolutionary Robotics Set-up 2.1 Evolving On-line or in Simulators?  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-64957-3_73 fatcat:3np6zxfaujcixf6i5vbd3re36q

Evolving grounded communication for robots

Luc Steels
2003 Trends in Cognitive Sciences  
Also in robotics, the AL approach, which insists on a bottom-up emergence of complexity and the role of collective dynamics in behaviour, has had an important impact and is largely responsible for the  ...  Evolutionary linguistics is a theoretical endeavour, focusing on the evolution of grounded communication systems in general.  ...  The environment consists of an open-ended set of geometric figures pasted on a white board (Fig. 2) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1364-6613(03)00129-3 pmid:12860189 fatcat:jbryqsduwzcszecqjgzttaaqim

Ribosomal robots

Sebastian Risi, Daniel Cellucci, Hod Lipson
2013 Proceeding of the fifteenth annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference - GECCO '13  
Thus, the results presented here suggest a promising new method for the automated design and manufacturing of robotic systems.  ...  This paper presents a robotics design and manufacturing scheme which seeks to capture some of the versatility of the ribosomal process.  ...  To this end, NEAT [16, 17] is a neuroevolution method which can evolve ANNs (and therefore also CPPNs) with an evolutionary algorithm.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2463372.2463403 dblp:conf/gecco/RisiCL13 fatcat:3c4vbjfvrra33jvmzpl62szqga
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