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An investigation of environmental influence on the benefits of adaptation mechanisms in evolutionary swarm robotics

Conference Proceeding
Steyven, A., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2017)
An investigation of environmental influence on the benefits of adaptation mechanisms in evolutionary swarm robotics. In GECCO '17 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. , (155-162). https://doi.org/10.1145/3071178.3071232
A robotic swarm that is required to operate for long periods in a potentially unknown environment can use both evolution and individual learning methods in order to adapt. How...

Clustering Moving Data with a Modified Immune Algorithm

Conference Proceeding
Hart, E., & Ross, P. (2001)
Clustering Moving Data with a Modified Immune Algorithm. In E. Boers (Ed.), Applications of Evolutionary Computing, 394-403. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45365-2_41
In this paper we present a prototype of a new model for performing clustering in large, non-static databases. Although many machine learning algorithms for data clustering hav...

Artificial Immune System driven evolution in Swarm Chemistry.

Conference Proceeding
Capodieci, N., Hart, E., & Cabri, G. (2014)
Artificial Immune System driven evolution in Swarm Chemistry. In Proceedings of IEEE SASO 2014, (40-49). https://doi.org/10.1109/SASO.2014.16
Morphogenetic engineering represents an interesting field in which models, frameworks and algorithms can be tested in order to study how self-* properties and emergent behavio...

The Cost of Communication: Environmental Pressure and Survivability in mEDEA

Conference Proceeding
Steyven, A., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2015)
The Cost of Communication: Environmental Pressure and Survivability in mEDEA. In Proceedings of the Companion Publication of the 2015 on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO Companion '15, 1239-1240. doi:10.1145/2739482.2768489
We augment the mEDEA algorithm to explicitly account for the costs of communication between robots. Experimental results show that adding a costs for communication exerts envi...

Understanding Environmental Influence in an Open-Ended Evolutionary Algorithm

Conference Proceeding
Steyven, A., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2016)
Understanding Environmental Influence in an Open-Ended Evolutionary Algorithm. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XIV; Lecture Notes in Computer Science. , (921-931). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45823-6_86
It is well known that in open-ended evolution, the nature of the environment plays in key role in directing evolution. However, in Evolutionary Robotics, it is often unclear e...

An immune network approach for self-adaptive ensembles of autonomic components: a case study in swarm robotics.

Conference Proceeding
Capodieci, N., Hart, E., & Cabri, G. (2013)
An immune network approach for self-adaptive ensembles of autonomic components: a case study in swarm robotics. In P. Liò, O. Miglino, G. Nicosia, S. Nolfi, & M. Pavone (Eds.), Advances in Artifical Life, Proceedings of ECAL 2013, 864-871. https://doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-31709-2-ch127
We describe an immune inspired approach to achieve self-expression within an ensemble, i.e. enabling an ensemble of autonomic components to dynamically change their coordinati...

Designing self-aware adaptive systems: from autonomic computing to cognitive immune networks.

Conference Proceeding
Capodieci, N., Hart, E., & Cabri, G. (2013)
Designing self-aware adaptive systems: from autonomic computing to cognitive immune networks. In Proceedings of SASO Workshops 2013https://doi.org/10.1109/SASOW.2013.17
An autonomic system is composed of ensembles of heterogeneous autonomic components in which large sets of components are dynamically added and removed. Nodes within such an en...

Improving survivability in environment-driven distributed evolutionary algorithms through explicit relative fitness and fitness proportionate communication.

Conference Proceeding
Hart, E., Steyven, A., & Paechter, B. (2015)
Improving survivability in environment-driven distributed evolutionary algorithms through explicit relative fitness and fitness proportionate communication. In Proceedings of the 2015 on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO '15, (169-176). https://doi.org/10.1145/2739480.2754688
Ensuring the integrity of a robot swarm in terms of maintaining a stable population of functioning robots over long periods of time is a mandatory prerequisite for building mo...

Evolution of a Functionally Diverse Swarm via a Novel Decentralised Quality-Diversity Algorithm

Conference Proceeding
Hart, E., Steyven, A. S. W., & Paechter, B. (2018)
Evolution of a Functionally Diverse Swarm via a Novel Decentralised Quality-Diversity Algorithm. In GECCO '18 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, (101-108). https://doi.org/10.1145/3205455.3205481
The presence of functionality diversity within a group has been demonstrated to lead to greater robustness, higher performance and increased problem-solving ability in a broad...

The ARE Robot Fabricator: How to (Re)produce Robots that Can Evolve in the Real World

Conference Proceeding
Hale, M. F., Buchanan, E., Winfield, A. F., Timmis, J., Hart, E., Eiben, A. E., …Tyrrell, A. M. (2019)
The ARE Robot Fabricator: How to (Re)produce Robots that Can Evolve in the Real World. In ALIFE 2019: The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life, 95-102. https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00147
The long term vision of the Autonomous Robot Evolution (ARE) project is to create an ecosystem of both virtual and physical robots with evolving brains and bodies. One of the ...