Exploring New Horizons in Evolutionary Design of Robots

Stéphane Doncieux 1 Jean-Baptiste Mouret 1 Nicolas Bredeche 2, 3, 4
2 TANC - Algorithmic number theory for cryptology
LIX - Laboratoire d'informatique de l'École polytechnique [Palaiseau], Inria Saclay - Ile de France
4 TAO - Machine Learning and Optimisation
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique
Abstract : This introduction paper to the 2009 IROS workshop “Exploring new horizons in Evolutionary Design of Robots” considers the field of Evolutionary Robotics (ER) from the perspective of its potential users: roboticists. The core hypothesis motivating this field of research will be discussed, as well as the potential use of ER in a robot design process. Three main aspects of ER will be presented: (a) ER as an automatic parameter tuning procedure, which is the most mature application and is used to solve real robotics problem, (b) evolutionary-aided design, which may benefit the designer as an efficient tool to build robotic systems and (c) automatic synthesis, which corresponds to the automatic design of a mechatronic device. Critical issues will also be presented as well as current trends and pespectives in ER.
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Stéphane Doncieux, Jean-Baptiste Mouret, Nicolas Bredeche. Exploring New Horizons in Evolutionary Design of Robots. Workshop on Exploring new horizons in Evolutionary Design of Robots at IROS 2009, 2009, Saint Louis, United States. pp.5-12. ⟨inria-00413358⟩

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