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ROB volume 30 issue 2 Cover and Back matter

2012 Robotica (Cambridge. Print)  
Dissanayake 245 Smooth gait optimization of a fish robot using the genetic-hill climbing algorithm, Tuong Quan Vo, Hyoung Seok Kim and Byung Ryong Lee 257 Analysis, simulation, and implementation of a  ...  human-inspired pole climbing robot, A.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0263574711001378 fatcat:q4vzmvojijezhoqkjn2u6ks4pe

Intelligent Approaches in Locomotion - A Review

Joe Wright, Ivan Jordanov
2014 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
The parameterisation techniques cover a range of approaches, from simple manual specification to evolutionary algorithms.  ...  used in this research field.  ...  They are also capable of smooth gait transitions, which were dramatically demonstrated in [72] where a 2D biped switched to climb on all fours up the slope.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10846-014-0149-z fatcat:wpzs5i4lsbhxfdgkf5i7ij6xa4

Survey of locomotion control of legged robots inspired by biological concept

QiDi Wu, ChengJu Liu, JiaQi Zhang, QiJun Chen
2009 Science in China Series F Information Sciences  
To use this method, walking trajectories for each leg and the gaits have to be designed, and the adaptability to an unknown environment cannot be guaranteed.  ...  Nevertheless, some other issues make the locomotion control of legged robots a much complicated task, such as the redundant degree of freedoms and balance keeping.  ...  In particularly, genetic algorithm (GA) has been used extensively.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11432-009-0169-7 fatcat:roha2y6borh33c5ubuivc5djku

Force Controlled Hexapod Walking [chapter]

Shalutha De Silva, Joaquin Sitte
2012 Advances in Autonomous Mini Robots  
A method to optimise this controller is proposed and tested for the validity of the algorithm. A basic question in legged locomotion is how to control the movement of a joint.  ...  Abstract This thesis addresses the problem of controlling the leg joints of a hexapod robot in order to achieve robust autonomous walking behaviour.  ...  The use of hybrid genetic gravitational algorithm for hexapod gait generation is presented by Seljanko [Seljanko, 2011] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-27482-4_25 fatcat:sykt2gahy5ervoo5xx4bdc3hja

Genetic Programming III - Darwinian Invention and Problem Solving

Peter Nordin
1999 Evolutionary Computation  
Special thanks goes to our reviewers, who stuck with us through a major reorganization of the book and provided insightful and useful comments.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to acknowledge the help of our editor, Denise Penrose, and that of Edward Wade and Emilia Thiuri, at Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.  ...  hill as to climb the one it's on.  ... 
doi:10.1162/evco.1999.7.4.451 fatcat:27732t6mfvgt7mzpbvkrv6wcqm

Neuromechanics: an integrative approach for understanding motor control

K. Nishikawa, A. A. Biewener, P. Aerts, A. N. Ahn, H. J. Chiel, M. A. Daley, T. L. Daniel, R. J. Full, M. E. Hale, T. L. Hedrick, A. K. Lappin, T. R. Nichols (+3 others)
2007 Integrative and Comparative Biology  
under a variety of circumstances, some robots use a trial and error process to tune central feedforward control to emergent body dynamics.  ...  and control of mobile robots.  ...  Sandra Nauwelaerts and Kristianne D'Aoû t (University of Antwerp) provided helpful input on portions of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1093/icb/icm024 pmid:21672819 fatcat:6hj55mbbsjetbkwo7gjsj3gx3u

TeachMyAgent: a Benchmark for Automatic Curriculum Learning in Deep RL [article]

Clément Romac, Rémy Portelas, Katja Hofmann, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We then use TeachMyAgent to conduct a comparative study of representative existing approaches, showcasing the competitiveness of some ACL algorithms that do not use expert knowledge.  ...  It includes 1) challenge-specific unit-tests using variants of a procedural Box2D bipedal walker environment, and 2) a new procedural Parkour environment combining most ACL challenges, making it ideal  ...  Rugged difficulty landscapes -Another important property for ACL algorithms is to be able to deal with task spaces for which the optimal curriculum is not a smooth task distribution sampling drift across  ... 
arXiv:2103.09815v2 fatcat:qtsp6ghsgrd47fwgznnqdwrtsu

Symposia and Oral Abstracts

2007 Integrative and Comparative Biology  
I used laboratory populations of the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, usually reared on wheat flour, to test the degree and rate of adaptation to a novel resource (corn flour) as a function of genetic  ...  I used four beetle strains differing in their acceptance of and performance on the novel resource to create populations with four levels of genetic variation.  ...  Using a self-propelling robot with two flapping foils, we simulate the flow in a two-dimensional school with two leading fish.  ... 
doi:10.1093/icb/icm104 fatcat:uqdscbqihbeoxoo2unutfwtmdi

Poster Abstracts

2011 Integrative and Comparative Biology  
We studied the ions involved in generating the post-synaptic responses by observing membrane potentials of lateral cells using DIBAC, a voltage sensitive fluorescent dye, while measuring cilia beating  ...  It provides insights into the HT and DA post-synaptic receptor mechanisms in the gill of C. virginica. How do small teleost fishes respond to being stranded on land?  ...  To test this hypothesis, we combine a physics-based digital simulation of self-propelled and autonomous fish with a genetic algorithm.  ... 
doi:10.1093/icb/icr007 fatcat:2i2rmrajuzccbay4bfuhvazgvm

Distributed sensing in flexible robotic fins

Jeffrey C. Kahn, James Tangorra
The objective of this thesis is to understand the use of distributed sensing in robotic fins, inspired by bony fish fins, for the prediction of propulsive forces and for the discrimination between fluidic  ...  The research integrates engineering and biology and builds an understanding of fin-intrinsic sensing through study of swimming fish and robotic models of fish fins and sensors.  ...  For future work, a simplex algorithm could be used to better explore the space of local optima with hill climbing, using methods from [168] .  ... 
doi:10.17918/etd-7285 fatcat:mkpwvm4r4newzfk6ptre5e3t2a

New Developments in Science and Technology - 60th Anniversary Special Issue, Beihang University (BUAA)

2012 Science  
There are 75 full-time teachers in the school, which annually graduates 150 undergraduates, 180 postgraduates, 50 Ph.D.s, and 10 students from abroad.  ...  Bionic climbing caterpillar robots based on modularity. (A) A typical wave gait of the climbing caterpillar robot.  ...  The most reliable climbing gait is realized if the robot is composed of seven joint modules.  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.338.6104.274-c fatcat:iurk5neuwvh2jgbohwevb5dicy

Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science

2019 Advances in Animal Biosciences  
This was not just about the need to put science to industrial use; for science not to become a self-serving end in its own right.  ...  This was all crammed into the University's Institute of Animal Genetics building (The ABRO building was not built until 1964), and grand houses in the Edinburgh suburbs.  ...  Cluster Analysis was carried to identify the goats with a similar response profile using the expectation maximization (EM) algorithm.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s2040470019000013 fatcat:n6z4zd7kijh3tavwtsqp6prske

Poster Abstracts

2009 Integrative and Comparative Biology  
A machine learning algorithm was used to identify sets of genes whose expression was associated with the fish.  ...  .; Adelphi University; Use of contact points during aquatic and terrestrial locomotion in polypteriform fishes Fishes are found in a variety of habitats: from open water to extremely  ...  Here, we implement and compare the performance of several biologically inspired techniques--simple genetic algorithm (SGA), particle swarm optimization (PSO), species conserving genetic algorithm (SCGA  ... 
doi:10.1093/icb/icp003 fatcat:ogzq66svibfcjnht5szojhqk3q

Machine Learning, Neural, and Statistical Classification

John F. Elder IV, Donald Michie, David J. Spiegelhalter, Charles C. Taylor
1996 Journal of the American Statistical Association  
In this list we aim to include those who contributed to the Project and the Institutions at which they were primarily based at that time. G. Nakhaeizadeh, J.  ...  C Contributors This volume is based on the StatLog project, which involved many workers at over 13 institutions.  ...  Like hill-climbing algorithms in general, these approaches guarantee local but not global optimisation.  ... 
doi:10.2307/2291432 fatcat:mg6mr2lvjnczphrzq4t3iqjoay

Poster Abstracts

2014 Integrative and Comparative Biology  
Our data provide the first genetic confirmation of infection by this genus of nematode in humans.  ...  using internal pressure recordings The open circulatory system of insects is often conceived as a single compartment, especially in species that lack a petiole.  ...  We study the crutching locomotion of the robot performing a symmetric gait, varying limb cycle frequency and insertion angle.  ... 
doi:10.1093/icb/icu009 fatcat:bwtfvcxovnfbtaglzx7irgcu7m
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