PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

On-line, On-board Evolution of Robot Controllers
Nicolas Bredeche, Evert Haasdijk and A.E. Eiben
In: 9th international conference on Artificial Evolution (Evolution Artificielle - EA'09), Oct 2009, France.


This paper reports on a feasibility study into the evolution of robot controllers during the actual operation of robots (on-line), using only the computational resources within the robots themselves (on-board). We identify the main challenges that these restrictions imply and propose mechanisms to handle them. The resulting algorithm is evaluated in a hybrid system, using the actual robots' processors interfaced with a simulator that represents the environment. The results show that the proposed algorithm is indeed feasible and the particular problems we encountered during this study give hints for further research.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
ID Code:6785
Deposited By:Nicolas Bredeche
Deposited On:08 March 2010