Simultaneous versus incremental learning of multiple skills by modular robots

C. Rossi, A.E. Eiben

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This paper is concerned with the problem of learning multiple skills by modular robots. The main question we address is whether it is better to learn multiple skills simultaneously (all-at-once) or incrementally (one-by-one). We conduct an experimental study with modular robots of various morphologies that need to acquire three different but correlated skills, efficient locomotion, navigation towards a target point, and obstacle avoidance, using a real-time, on-board evolution as the learning method. The results indicate that the one-by-one strategy is more efficient and more stable than the all-at-once strategy. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-131
JournalEvolutionary Intelligence
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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