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Special Session on Evolutionary Robotics, IEEE CEC 2010

Evolutionary Robotics (ER) aims to apply evolutionary computation techniques, inspired by darwinian selection, to automatically design the control and/or hardware of both real and simulated autonomous robots.

Having an intrinsic interdisciplinary character, ER is being employed towards the development of many fields of research, among which we can highlight neuroscience, cognitive science, evolutionary biology and robotics. Hence the objective of this special session is to assemble a set of high-quality original contributions that reflect and advance the state-of-the-art in the area of Evolutionary Robotics, with an emphasis on the cross-fertilization between ER and the aforementioned research areas, ranging from theoretical analysis to real-life applications.

Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
  • Evolution of robots which display minimal cognitive behaviour, learning, memory, spatial cognition, adaptation or homeostasis.
  • Evolution of neural controllers for robots, aimed at giving an insight to neuroscientists or advancing control structures.
  • Evolution of communication, cooperation and competition, using robots as a research platform.
  • Co-evolution and the evolution of collective behaviour.
  • Evolution of morphology in close interaction with the environment, giving rise to self-reconfigurable, self-designing, self-healing and self-reproducing robots or humanoid and walking robots.
  • Evolution of robot systems aimed at real-world applications as in aerial robotics, space exploration, industry, search and rescue, robot companions, entertainment and games.
  • Evolution of controllers on board real robots or the real-time evolution of robot hardware.
  • Novel or improved algorithms for the evolution or robot systems.
  • The use of evolution for the artistic exploration of robot design.

Session Programme

Tuesday the 20th of July from 16:50 to 18:30
Room: 121
Click here for the complete IEEE CEC 2010 programme.

Poster Sessions

Poster Session I
Monday the 19th of July from 9:00 to 12:00
Room: Foyer 2

Post Conference publications

Depending on the quality of the submissions, authors will be asked to contribute to a journal special issue on the topic of "Evolutionary Robotics".

Programme Commitee

Josh Bongard Fernando Almeida e Costa Peter Duerr
Inman Harvey Sabine Hauert Martin Huelse
Sara Mitri Renan C. Moioli Andrew Philippides
Andrea Soltoggio Vito Trianni Markus Waibel
Tom Ziemke Fernando J. von Zuben


Patricia A. Vargas
Heriot-Watt University

Steffen Wischmann

Dario Floreano

Phil Husbands
University of Sussex
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