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New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics

Extended Contributions from the 2009 EvoDeRob Workshop

  • Stéphane Doncieux
  • Nicolas Bredèche
  • Jean-Baptiste Mouret
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 341)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stéphane Doncieux, Jean-Baptiste Mouret, Nicolas Bredeche, Vincent Padois
      Pages 3-25
  3. Invited Position Papers

  4. Regular Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Joshua E. Auerbach, Josh C. Bongard
      Pages 55-65
    3. Yohannes Kassahun, Jose de Gea, Jakob Schwendner, Frank Kirchner
      Pages 85-108
    4. S. Rubrecht, E. Singla, V. Padois, P. Bidaud, M. de Broissia
      Pages 109-121
    5. Jean-Baptiste Mouret
      Pages 139-154
    6. Jean-Marc Montanier, Nicolas Bredeche
      Pages 155-169
    7. Thomas Schmickl, Jürgen Stradner, Heiko Hamann, Lutz Winkler, Karl Crailsheim
      Pages 195-209
    8. Michael T. Tolley, Jonathan D. Hiller, Hod Lipson
      Pages 211-225

About these proceedings


Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) now provide mature optimization tools that have successfully been applied to many problems, from designing antennas to complete robots, and provided many human-competitive results. In robotics, the integration of EAs within the engineer’s toolbox made tremendous progress in the last 20 years and proposes new methods to address challenging problems in various setups: modular robotics,  swarm robotics, robotics with non-conventional mechanics (e.g. high redundancy, dynamic motion, multi-modality), etc.

This book takes its roots in the workshop on "New Horizons in Evolutionary Design of Robots" that brought together researchers from Computer Science and Robotics during the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-2009) in Saint Louis (USA). This book features extended contributions from the workshop, thus providing various examples of current problems and applications, with a special emphasis on the link between Computer Science and Robotics. It also provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to Evolutionary Robotics after 20 years of maturation as well as thoughts and considerations from several major actors in the field.

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the current trends and challenges in Evolutionary Robotics for the next decade.


Computational Intelligence Evolutionary Robotics Robot Design Robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Stéphane Doncieux
    • 1
  • Nicolas Bredèche
    • 2
  • Jean-Baptiste Mouret
    • 3
  1. 1.CNRS UMR 7222ISIR - Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityParisFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris-SudTAO - Univ. Paris-Sud, INRIASaclay, CNRSOrsayFrance
  3. 3.CNRS UMR 7222ISIR - Pierre andMarie Curie UniversityParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics
  • Book Subtitle Extended Contributions from the 2009 EvoDeRob Workshop
  • Editors Stéphane Doncieux
    Nicolas Bredeche
    Jean-Baptiste Mouret
  • Series Title Studies in Computational Intelligence
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-18271-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-26721-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-18272-3
  • Series ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-9503
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 228
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computational Intelligence
    Artificial Intelligence
    Robotics and Automation
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