Acquiring moving skills in robots with evolvable morphologies: Recent results and outlook

Abstract

We construct and investigate a strongly embodied evolutionary system, where not only the controllers but also the morphologies undergo evolution in an on-line fashion. In these studies, we have been using various types of robot morphologies and controller architectures in combination with several learning algorithms, e.g. evolutionary algorithms, reinforcement learning, simulated annealing, and HyperNEAT. This hands-on experience provides insights and helps us elaborate on interesting research directions for future development.

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