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Evolving Symbolic Controllers

Nicolas Godzik 1, 2 Marc Schoenauer 1, 2 Michèle Sebag 1, 3 
1 TANC - Algorithmic number theory for cryptology
LIX - Laboratoire d'informatique de l'École polytechnique [Palaiseau], Inria Saclay - Ile de France
Abstract : The idea of symbolic controllers tries to bridge the gap between the top-down manual design of the controller architecture, as advocated in Brooks' subsumption architecture, and the bottom-up designer-free approach that is now standard within the Evolutionary Robotics community. The designer provides a set of elementary behavior, and evolution is given the goal of assembling them to solve complex tasks. Two experiments are presented, demonstrating the efficiency and showing the recursiveness of this approach. In particular, the sensitivity with respect to the proposed elementary behaviors, and the robustness w.r.t. generalization of the resulting controllers are studied in detail.
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Nicolas Godzik, Marc Schoenauer, Michèle Sebag. Evolving Symbolic Controllers. 4th European Workshop on Evolutionary Robotics, Apr 2003, Essex, United Kingdom. pp.638-650. ⟨inria-00145206⟩



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