The Horizons of Evolutionary Robotics
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From Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series

The Horizons of Evolutionary Robotics

Edited by Patricia A. Vargas, Ezequiel A. Di Paolo, Inman Harvey and Phil Husbands

An authoritative overview of current research in this exciting interdisciplinary field.

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An authoritative overview of current research in this exciting interdisciplinary field.

Evolutionary robotics (ER) aims to apply evolutionary computation techniques to the design of both real and simulated autonomous robots. The Horizons of Evolutionary Robotics offers an authoritative overview of this rapidly developing field, presenting state-of-the-art research by leading scholars. The result is a lively, expansive survey that will be of interest to computer scientists, robotics engineers, neuroscientists, and philosophers.

The contributors discuss incorporating principles from neuroscience into ER; dynamical analysis of evolved agents; constructing appropriate evolutionary pathways; spatial cognition; the coevolution of robot brains and bodies; group behavior; the evolution of communication; translating evolved behavior into design principles; the development of an evolutionary robotics–based methodology for shedding light on neural processes; an incremental approach to complex tasks; and the notion of “mindless intelligence”—complex processes from immune systems to social networks—as a way forward for artificial intelligence.

Contributors Christos Ampatzis, Randall D. Beer, Josh Bongard, Joachim de Greeff, Ezequiel A. Di Paolo, Marco Dorigo, Dario Floreano, Inman Harvey, Sabine Hauert, Phil Husbands, Laurent Keller, Michail Maniadakis, Orazio Miglino, Sara Mitri, Renan Moioli, Stefano Nolfi, Michael O'Shea, Rainer W. Paine, Andy Philippides, Jordan B. Pollack, Michela Ponticorvo, Yoon-Sik Shim, Jun Tani, Vito Trianni, Elio Tuci, Patricia A. Vargas, Eric D. Vaughan

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$58.00 S ISBN: 9780262026765 320 pp. | 9 in x 7 in 81 b&w illus.

Editors

Patricia A. Vargas

Patricia A. Vargas is Director of the Robotics Laboratory and Lecturer in Computer Science and Robotics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Ezequiel A. Di Paolo

Ezequiel A. Di Paolo is Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Basque Foundation for Science, Spain, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics at the University of Sussex.

Inman Harvey

Inman Harvey is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex.

Phil Husbands

Phil Husbands is Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sussex.