Studies in Computational Intelligence

New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics

Extended Contributions from the 2009 EvoDeRob Workshop

Editors: Doncieux, Stéphane, Bredeche, Nicolas, Mouret, Jean-Baptiste (Eds.)

  • Details recent research in evolutionary robotics, presenting the state of the art in the field
  • Edited outcome of the 2009 EvoDeRob workshop held October 11, in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) now provide mature optimization tools that have successfully been applied to many problems, from designing antennas to complete robots, and provided many human-competitive results. In robotics, the integration of EAs within the engineer’s toolbox made tremendous progress in the last 20 years and proposes new methods to address challenging problems in various setups: modular robotics,  swarm robotics, robotics with non-conventional mechanics (e.g. high redundancy, dynamic motion, multi-modality), etc.

This book takes its roots in the workshop on "New Horizons in Evolutionary Design of Robots" that brought together researchers from Computer Science and Robotics during the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-2009) in Saint Louis (USA). This book features extended contributions from the workshop, thus providing various examples of current problems and applications, with a special emphasis on the link between Computer Science and Robotics. It also provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to Evolutionary Robotics after 20 years of maturation as well as thoughts and considerations from several major actors in the field.

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the current trends and challenges in Evolutionary Robotics for the next decade.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Evolutionary Robotics: Exploring New Horizons

    Doncieux, Stéphane (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • The ‘What’, ‘How’ and the ‘Why’ of Evolutionary Robotics

    Bongard, Josh

    Pages 29-35

  • Why Evolutionary Robotics Will Matter

    Stanley, Kenneth O.

    Pages 37-41

  • Evolutionary Algorithms in the Design of Complex Robotic Systems

    Bidaud, Philippe

    Pages 43-52

  • Evolving Monolithic Robot Controllers through Incremental Shaping

    Auerbach, Joshua E. (et al.)

    Pages 55-65

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics
Book Subtitle
Extended Contributions from the 2009 EvoDeRob Workshop
Editors
  • Stéphane Doncieux
  • Nicolas Bredeche
  • Jean-Baptiste Mouret
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
341
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-18272-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-18272-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-18271-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26721-5
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 228
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