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Muddying the waters or clearing the stream? Open Science as a communication medium (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Grand, A., Bultitude, K., Wilkinson, C., & Winfield, A. F. (2010, December). Muddying the waters or clearing the stream? Open Science as a communication medium. Paper presented at Public Communication of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India

Open Science is an approach to the conduct of science in which the whole of an ongoing scientific investigation – data, ideas, questions, plans, results and more – is made available online. Open Science began as a way to facilitate the workings of mu... Read More about Muddying the waters or clearing the stream? Open Science as a communication medium.

Autonomous morphogenesis in self-assembling robots using IR-based sensing and local communications (2010)
Journal Article
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. (2010). Autonomous morphogenesis in self-assembling robots using IR-based sensing and local communications. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 6234 LNCS, 107-118. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15461-4_10

This paper presents a simple decentralised morphology control mechanism for a swarm of self-assembling robots. Each robot in the system is fully autonomous and controlled using a behaviour-based approach with only infrared-based local sensing and com... Read More about Autonomous morphogenesis in self-assembling robots using IR-based sensing and local communications.

On open science and public engagement with engineering (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Grand, A., Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., & Winfield, A. F. (2010, September). On open science and public engagement with engineering. Paper presented at European Association for Studies in Science and Technology, Trento, Italy

Open Science is an emerging approach to the conduct of science, technology and engineering projects, in which information about the whole of an ongoing investigation is made available on and through the Internet. Adopting an Open Science approach mea... Read More about On open science and public engagement with engineering.

Modeling and optimization of adaptive foraging in swarm robotic systems (2010)
Journal Article
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. (2010). Modeling and optimization of adaptive foraging in swarm robotic systems. International Journal of Robotics Research, 29(14), 1743-1760. https://doi.org/10.1177/0278364910375139

Understanding the effect of individual parameters on the collective performance of swarm robotic systems in order to design and optimize individual robot behaviors is a significant challenge. In this paper we present a macroscopic probabilistic model... Read More about Modeling and optimization of adaptive foraging in swarm robotic systems.

You really need to know what your bot(s) are thinking about you (2010)
Book Chapter
Winfield, A. F. (2010). You really need to know what your bot(s) are thinking about you. In Y. Wilks (Ed.), Close Engagements with Artificial Companions: Key social, psychological, ethical and design issues, (201-208). John Benjamins

The projected ubiquity of personal companion robots raises a range of interesting but also challenging questions. There can be little doubt that an effective artificial companion, whether embodied or not, will need to be both sensitive to the emotion... Read More about You really need to know what your bot(s) are thinking about you.

Towards accelerated distributed evolution for adaptive behaviours in swarm robotics (2010)
Book Chapter
O'Dowd, P., Winfield, A. F., & Studley, M. (2010). Towards accelerated distributed evolution for adaptive behaviours in swarm robotics. In T. Belpaeme, G. Bugmann, C. Melhuish, & M. Witkowski (Eds.), Proceedings of Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 2010, (169-175). University of Plymouth

The major problem facing swarm robotics is that of design. A recent promising approach is the application of evolutionary algorithms to solve the problem of decomposing group behaviour to that of interacting individual behaviours. This paper presents... Read More about Towards accelerated distributed evolution for adaptive behaviours in swarm robotics.