Biologically Inspired Embodied Evolution of Survival
2005 (English)In: 2005 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE CEC 2005. Proceedings, 2005, 2210-2216 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Embodied evolution is a methodology for evolutionary robotics that mimics the distributed, asynchronous and autonomous properties of biological evolution. The evaluation, selection and reproduction are carried out by and between the robots, without any need for human intervention. In this paper we propose a biologically inspired embodied evolution framework, which fully integrates self-preservation, recharging from external batteries in the environment, and self-reproduction, pair-wise exchange of genetic material, into a survival system. The individuals are, explicitly, evaluated for the performance of the battery capturing task, but also, implicitly, for the mating task by the fact that an individual that mates frequently has larger probability to spread its gene in the population. We have evaluated our method in simulation experiments and the simulation results show that the solutions obtained by our embodied evolution method were able to optimize the two survival tasks, battery capturing and mating, simultaneously. We have also performed preliminary experiments in hardware, with promising results.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. 2210-2216 p.
Computer simulation; Evolutionary algorithms; Genes; Population statistics; Probability
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7566DOI: 10.1109/CEC.2005.1554969ISI: 000232173100294ScopusID: 2-s2.0-27144533954ISBN: 0-7803-9363-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7566DiVA: diva2:12632
2005 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE CEC 2005; Edinburgh, Scotland; 2 Sept. - 5 Sept. 2005
QC 201007062007-10-232007-10-232011-10-14Bibliographically approved