Chapter 76 — Evolutionary Robotics

Evolution of visually-guided behaviour on Sussex gantry robot

Behaviour evolved in the real world on the Sussex gantry robot in 1994. Controllers (evolved neural networks plus visual sampling morphology) are automatically evaluated on the actual robot. The required behaviour is a shape discrimination task: to move to the triangle, while ignoring the rectangle, under very noisy lighting conditions.
Phil Husbands
Inman Harvey, Phil Husbands. CCNR, Sussex.