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On embodied memetic evolution and the emergence of behavioural traditions in Robots (2011)
Journal Article
Winfield, A. F., & Erbas, M. D. (2011). On embodied memetic evolution and the emergence of behavioural traditions in Robots. Memetic Computing, 3(4), 261-270. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12293-011-0063-x

This paper describes ideas and initial experiments in embodied imitation using e-puck robots, developed as part of a project whose aim is to demonstrate the emergence of artificial culture in collective robot systems. Imitated behaviours (memes) will... Read More about On embodied memetic evolution and the emergence of behavioural traditions in Robots.

Engaging and assessing impact: Moving forward (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Weitkamp, E., Wilkinson, C., & Knetsch, M. (2011, November). Engaging and assessing impact: Moving forward. Presented at NCCPE Engage 2011 Conference, Bristol, UK

The workshop aimed to explore recent methods taken to assess the impact of different approaches to public engagement, specifically focusing on public engagement through festivals and media; and to consider some problematic aspects of assessing the i... Read More about Engaging and assessing impact: Moving forward.

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.

Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C., Sardo, M., & Bultitude, K. (2011, September). Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees. Paper presented at STEM Graduates’ Writing Skills Project Conference, University of Bath, UK

The presentation highlights findings from a nine month project funded via the Higher Education Innovation Fund in 2010-11. Drawing on a questionnaire survey of employers, in addition to interviews with employers and University programme leaders the p... Read More about Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees.

"Oh yes, robots! people like robots; the robot people should do something": Perspectives and prospects in public engagement with robotics (2011)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., & Dawson, E. (2011). "Oh yes, robots! people like robots; the robot people should do something": Perspectives and prospects in public engagement with robotics. Science Communication, 33(3), 367-397. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547010389818

Governmental and institutional policy making in a number of countries has embedded public engagement strategies as a primary channel to connect citizens with scientific and technological innovation. Robotics is emerging as a key site for such new tec... Read More about "Oh yes, robots! people like robots; the robot people should do something": Perspectives and prospects in public engagement with robotics.

Interactive robots in experimental biology (2011)
Journal Article
Krause, J., Winfield, A. F., & Deneubourg, J. L. (2011). Interactive robots in experimental biology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26(7), 369-375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2011.03.015

Interactive robots have the potential to revolutionise the study of social behaviour because they provide several methodological advances. In interactions with live animals, the behaviour of robots can be standardised, morphology and behaviour can be... Read More about Interactive robots in experimental biology.

Food for life partnership evaluation: summary report (2011)
Report
Orme, J., Jones, M., Kimberlee, R., Weitkamp, E., Salmon, D., Dailami, N., …Morgan, K. (2011). Food for life partnership evaluation: summary report

Summary report of the Food for Life Partnership evaluation conducted by UWE,Bristol and Cardiff University. May 2011

Food for life partnership evaluation: Full report (2011)
Report
Orme, J., Jones, M., Kimberlee, R., Weitkamp, E., Salmon, D., Dailami, N., …Morgan, K. (2011). Food for life partnership evaluation: Full report

Full report on the evaluation of the Food for Life Partnership programme. May 2011

Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C., & Sardo, M. (2011, April). Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science. Paper presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference, LSE, London, UK

The need for a greater engagement with social science has been highlighted by key UK-based organisations, such as the ESRC and the Academy of Social Sciences (Benyon and David, 2008). In the UK, as Burchell and Holden (2009:4) describe, an ‘extensiv... Read More about Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science.

Scientific evidence and environmental policymaking: A Portuguese case study (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Sardo, M., & Weitkamp, E. (2011, March). Scientific evidence and environmental policymaking: A Portuguese case study. Paper presented at Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring the Way Forward Symposium, University of Bournemouth, UK

This study provides another angle on the vexed question of the role of environmental research in informing the policymaking process and it describes research undertaken to investigate the ways in which scientific evidence is used by environmental pol... Read More about Scientific evidence and environmental policymaking: A Portuguese case study.

Open-hardware e-puck Linux extension board for experimental swarm robotics research (2011)
Journal Article
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. (2011). Open-hardware e-puck Linux extension board for experimental swarm robotics research. Microprocessors and Microsystems, 35(1), 60-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micpro.2010.08.002

In this paper we describe the implementation of a Linux extension board for the e-puck educational mobile robot, designed to enhance the computation, memory and networking performance of the robot at very low cost. The extension board is based on a 3... Read More about Open-hardware e-puck Linux extension board for experimental swarm robotics research.



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