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Evolvable robot hardware (2015)
Book Chapter
Winfield, A. F., & Timmis, J. (2015). Evolvable robot hardware. In M. A. Trefzer, & A. M. Tyrrell (Eds.), Evolvable Hardware, 331-348. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44616-4_13

While the theory and practice of evolutionary robotics is well established, most work to date has been concerned with evolving a robot’s control system – it’s software. This chapter is concerned instead with the more difficult problem of how to evolv... Read More about Evolvable robot hardware.

Editorial: Special issue on ground robots operating in dynamic, unstructured and large-scale outdoor environments (2015)
Journal Article
Lacroix, S., Schneider, F., Wildermuth, D., & Winfield, A. F. (2015). Editorial: Special issue on ground robots operating in dynamic, unstructured and large-scale outdoor environments. Journal of Field Robotics, 32(4), 445-446. https://doi.org/10.1002/rob.21604

Real-world outdoor applications of ground robots have, to date, been limited primarily to remote inspection of suspected explosive devices and, with less success, to the broader domain of remote survey and inspection in hazardous environments. Such r... Read More about Editorial: Special issue on ground robots operating in dynamic, unstructured and large-scale outdoor environments.

On the evolution of behaviors through embodied imitation (2015)
Journal Article
Erbas, M. D., Bull, L., & Winfield, A. F. (2015). On the evolution of behaviors through embodied imitation. Artificial Life, 21(2), 141-165. https://doi.org/10.1162/ARTL_a_00164

© 2015 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Abstract This article describes research in which embodied imitation and behavioral adaptation are investigated in collective robotics. We model social learning in artificial agents with real robots. The... Read More about On the evolution of behaviors through embodied imitation.

Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Dennis, L. A., Fisher, M., & Winfield, A. F. (2015, January). Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour. Presented at Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Texas, USA

Ensuring that autonomous systems work ethically is both complex and difficult. However, the idea of having an additional ‘governor’ that assesses options the system has, and prunes them to select the most ethical choices is well understood. Recent wo... Read More about Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour.

An artificial immune system for self-healing in swarm robotic systems (2015)
Journal Article
Winfield, A., Bjerknes, J. D., Ismail, A. R., Bjerknes, J. D., Timmis, J., & Winfield, A. F. (2015). An artificial immune system for self-healing in swarm robotic systems. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 9303, 61-74. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23108-2_6

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. Swarm robotics is concerned with the decentralised coordination of multiple robots having only limited communication and interaction abilities. Although fault tolerance and robustness to individua... Read More about An artificial immune system for self-healing in swarm robotic systems.