Mobile Robots: The Evolutionary Approach [electronic resource] / edited by Nadia Nedjah, Leandro dos Santos Coelho, Luiza de Macedo Mourelle.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence: 50Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007Description: XXI, 223 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540497202Subject(s): Engineering | Artificial intelligence | Engineering mathematics | Engineering | Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 519 LOC classification: TA329-348TA640-643Online resources: Click here to access online
Evolutionary Mobile Robots -- Differential Evolution Approach Using Chaotic Sequences Applied to Planning of Mobile Robot in a Static Environment with Obstacles -- Evolving Modular Robots for Rough Terrain Exploration -- Evolutionary Navigation of Autonomous Robots Under Varying Terrain Conditions -- Aggregate Selection in Evolutionary Robotics -- Evolving Fuzzy Classifier for Novelty Detection and Landmark Recognition by Mobile Robots -- Learning Mobile Robots -- Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Robotic Fish -- Module-based Autonomous Learning for Mobile Robots -- A Hybrid Adaptive Architecture for Mobile Robots Based on Reactive Behaviours -- Collaborative Robots for Infrastructure Security Applications -- Imitation Learning: An Application in a Micro Robot Soccer Game.
The design and control of autonomous intelligent mobile robotic systems operating in unstructured changing environments includes many objective difficulties. There are several studies about the ways in which, robots exhibiting some degree of autonomy, adapt themselves to fit in their environments. The application and use of bio-inspired and intelligent techniques such as reinforcement learning, artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation and so forth in the design and improvement of robot designs is an emergent research topic. Researchers have obtained robots that display an amazing slew of behaviours and perform a multitude of tasks. These include perception of environment, planning and navigation in rough terrain, pushing boxes, negotiating an obstacle course, etc. In this context, mobile robots designed using evolutionary computation approaches, usually known as Mobile Evolutionary Robotics, have experienced significant development in the last decade. The fundamental goal of mobile evolutionary robotics is to apply evolutionary computation methods to automate the production of complex behavioural robotic controllers. This volume offers a wide spectrum of sample works developed in leading research throughout the world about evolutionary mobile robotics and demonstrates the success of the technique in evolving efficient and capable mobile robots.