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Buason, Gunnar
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Buason, G., Bergfeldt, N. & Ziemke, T. (2005). Brains, Bodies and Beyond: Competitive Co-Evolution of Robot Controllers, Morphologies and Environments. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 6(1), 25-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brains, Bodies and Beyond: Competitive Co-Evolution of Robot Controllers, Morphologies and Environments
2005 (English)In: Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, ISSN 1389-2576, E-ISSN 1573-7632, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 25-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a series of simulation experiments that incrementally extend previous work on neural robot controllers in a predator-prey scenario, in particular the work of Floreano and Nolfi, and integrates it with ideas from work on the ‘co-evolution’ of robot morphologies and control systems. The aim of these experiments has been to further systematically investigate the tradeoffs and interdependencies between morphological parameters and behavioral strategies through a series of predator-prey experiments in which increasingly many aspects are subject to self-organization through competitive co-evolution. Motivated by the fact that, despite the emphasis of the interdependence of brain, body and environment in much recent research, the environment has actually received relatively little attention, the last set of experiments lets robots/species actively adapt their environments to their own needs, rather than just adapting themselves to a given environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2005
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-1603 (URN)10.1007/s10710-005-7618-x (DOI)2-s2.0-11144265793 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2007-07-30 Created: 2007-07-30 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Ziemke, T., Bergfeldt, N., Buason, G., Susi, T. & Svensson, H. (2004). Evolving Cognitive Scaffolding and Environment Adaptation: A New Research Direction for Evolutionary Robotics. Connection Science, 16(4), 339-350
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evolving Cognitive Scaffolding and Environment Adaptation: A New Research Direction for Evolutionary Robotics
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2004 (English)In: Connection Science, ISSN 0954-0091, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 339-350Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Many researchers in embodied cognitive science and artificial intelligence, and evolutionary robotics in particular, emphasize the interaction of brain, body and environment as crucial to the emergence of intelligent, adaptive behaviour. Accordingly, the interaction between agent and environment, as well as the co-adaptation of artificial brains and bodies, has been the focus of much research in evolutionary robotics. Hence, there are plenty of studies of robotic agents/species adapting to a given environment. Many animals, on the other hand, in particular humans, to some extent can choose to adapt the environment to their own needs instead of adapting (only) themselves. That alternative has been studied relatively little in robot experiments. This paper, therefore, presents some simple initial simulation experiments, in a delayed response task setting, that illustrate how the evolution of environment adaptation can serve to provide cognitive scaffolding that reduces the requirements for individual agents. Furthermore, theoretical implications, open questions and future research directions for evolutionary robotics are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2004
Keywords
agent–environment interaction, cognitive congeniality, distributed cognition, environment adaptation, evolutionary robotics, niche construction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-1602 (URN)10.1080/09540090412331314821 (DOI)000226050800008 ()2-s2.0-11144340948 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2007-07-30 Created: 2007-07-30 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Buason, G. & Niklasson, L. (2004). NFFP3+ Concepts and Methods.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>NFFP3+ Concepts and Methods
2004 (English)Report (Other academic)
National Category
Computer Sciences
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8195 (URN)
Funder
Vinnova
Available from: 2013-06-08 Created: 2013-06-08 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Buason, G. (2002). Competitive co-evolution of sensory-motor systems: Appendix. Skövde: Högskolan i Skövde
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Competitive co-evolution of sensory-motor systems: Appendix
2002 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This serves as an appendix to report HS-IDA-MD-02-004, and documents in further detail the experimental results discussed therein.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde: Högskolan i Skövde, 2002
Series
IDA Technical Reports ; HS-IDA-TR-02-004
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-1185 (URN)
Available from: 2008-06-17 Created: 2008-06-17 Last updated: 2018-10-25Bibliographically approved
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