Special Session on Evolutionary Robotics, IEEE CEC 2013
Evolutionary Robotics (ER) aims to apply evolutionary computation techniques, inspired by Darwin’s principle of selective reproduction of the fittest, 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, evolutionaryt biologists 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, self-reproducing, 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 of robot systems.
- The use of evolution for the artistic exploration of robot design.
Session programme (New!)
Saturday, June 22, 10:00AM - 12:05PM, Room: Coral Garden 1, Chair: Patricia Vargas.
Below is the program (upated June 06, 2013). Please check Official CEC 2013 Program for the official program in detail.
|Time||Paper ID||Paper Title|
|10:00AM||1075||Humanoid learns to detect its own hands|
|10:25AM||1598||The dynamically extended mind: a minimal modeling case study|
|10:50AM||1090||Behavioral diversity with multiple behavioral distances|
|11:15AM||1515||Adaptive robotic gait control using coupled artificial signaling networks, Hopf oscillators, and inverse kinematics|
|11:40AM||1286||Evolution of an Amphibious Robot with Passive Joints|
|12:05PM||1319||Darwinian robotic swarms for exploration with minimal communication|
New Evolutionary Robotics book! "The Horizons of Evolutionary Robotics" (MIT Press)
Pradeep Ruben Fernando
Ezequiel Di Paolo
Fernando J. Von Zuben
Fernando Almeida e Costa
Trevis Maurice Alleyne
Past Special Sessions
- Special Session on Evolutionary Robotics, CEC 2012
- Special Session on Evolutionary Robotics, CEC 2010
- Special Session on Evolutionary Robotics, CEC 2009