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The Distributed Co-Evolution of an Embodied Simulator and Controller for Swarm Robot Behaviour

Authors: O'Dowd, P., Winfield, A. F. and Studley, M.:
Name of conference: Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference
Date: 25-30 September 2011
isbn: Pages 4995 – 5000, ISBN 978-1-61284-454-1
URL Links:http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arn...


Embodied fitness assessment of robotic controllers is slow but grounded, while assessment in a simulated environment is fast but can run foul of the ‘reality gap’.

The research team presented a distributed co-evolutionary method to adapt the environmental model of an on-board simulator within the context of swarm robotics.