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Simulated Robotic Autonomous Agents with Motion Evolution.

Vaughan, N., 2015. Simulated Robotic Autonomous Agents with Motion Evolution. In: European Conference on Artificial Life, 20--24 November 2015, York, UK, 27 -28.

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This research implemented autonomous control of robotic agents. The movement controls are simulated within a virtual environment. The control system algorithms were subjected to evolution. Genetic algorithms were implemented to enable the robotic agents to adapt in response to objects within the virtual environment. Additionally, each robot’s physical characteristics were subjected to evolution through a survival of the fittest system based on crossover with random mutations. Survival of the fittest was simulated by a shortage of food causing competition. When the food quantity was increased the evolution rate decreased. With increased food, there was reduced competition and average fitness stopped increasing over time. Removing the food bottleneck stopped the survival of the fittest mechanism.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:22918
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:24 Nov 2015 16:33
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:54


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