Embodied evolution in collective robotics: A review

Nicolas Bredeche, Evert Haasdijk, Abraham Prieto

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Abstract

This article provides an overview of evolutionary robotics techniques applied to online distributed evolution for robot collectives, namely, embodied evolution. It provides a definition of embodied evolution as well as a thorough description of the underlying concepts and mechanisms. This article also presents a comprehensive summary of research published in the field since its inception around the year 2000, providing various perspectives to identify the major trends. In particular, we identify a shift from considering embodied evolution as a parallel search method within small robot collectives (fewer than 10 robots) to embodied evolution as an online distributed learning method for designing collective behaviors in swarm-like collectives. This article concludes with a discussion of applications and open questions, providing a milestone for past and an inspiration for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalFrontiers Robotics AI
Volume5
Issue numberFebruary
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2018

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Keywords

  • Collective adaptive systems
  • Collective robotics
  • Embodied evolution
  • Evolutionary robotics
  • Online distributed evolution

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Bredeche, N., Haasdijk, E., & Prieto, A. (2018). Embodied evolution in collective robotics: A review. Frontiers Robotics AI, 5(February), 1-15. [12]. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2018.00012
Bredeche, Nicolas ; Haasdijk, Evert ; Prieto, Abraham. / Embodied evolution in collective robotics : A review. In: Frontiers Robotics AI. 2018 ; Vol. 5, No. February. pp. 1-15.
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Bredeche, N, Haasdijk, E & Prieto, A 2018, 'Embodied evolution in collective robotics: A review' Frontiers Robotics AI, vol. 5, no. February, 12, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2018.00012

Embodied evolution in collective robotics : A review. / Bredeche, Nicolas; Haasdijk, Evert; Prieto, Abraham.

In: Frontiers Robotics AI, Vol. 5, No. February, 12, 22.02.2018, p. 1-15.

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