Evolutionary Robotics is a method for automatically generating artificial brains and morphologies of autonomous robots. This approach is useful both for investigating the design space of robotic applications and for testing scientific hypotheses of biological mechanisms and processes. In this chapter we provide an overview of methods and results of Evolutionary Robotics with robots of different shapes, dimensions, and operation features. We consider both simulated and physical robots with special consideration to the transfer between the two worlds.
artificial neural network
dynamic state machine
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
framework for autonomous robotics simulation and analysis
field-programmable gate array
programmable intelligent computer
programmable logic device