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The distributed co-evolution of an embodied simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours (2011)
Presentation / Conference
O'Dowd, P., Winfield, A. F., & Studley, M. (2011, September). The distributed co-evolution of an embodied simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours. Paper presented at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), San Francisco, USA

Embodied fitness assessment of robotic controllers is slow but grounded, while assessment in a simulated environment is fast but can run foul of the ‘reality gap’. We present a distributed co-evolutionary method to adapt the environmental model of an... Read More about The distributed co-evolution of an embodied simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours.

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.



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