How Useful is Lifelong Evolution for Robotics

Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom animals to animats 7
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior
EditorsB. Hallam, D. Floreano, J. Meyer, G. Hayes
PublisherMIT Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780262291170
Publication statusPublished - 2002
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This paper investigates a system that uses a genetic algorithm to train a robot for a generalised test environment, then an evolutionary strategy to investigate the effect of continuing the evolution as the robot progresses with its task. The paper concludes that continuing evolution after a training phase has an important role to play in producing truly adaptive robots.