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Author Thompson, Adrian
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Electronic Robot Controller ♦ Physical Property ♦ Artificial Evolution ♦ Autonomous Mobile Robot ♦ Exploit Hardware Resource ♦ Natural Dynamical Behaviour ♦ Huge Potent ♦ Human Designer Work ♦ Integrated Circuit ♦ Abstract View ♦ Software Result ♦ Paper Reason ♦ Overall Behaviour ♦ Control Circuit ♦ Semiconductor Physic ♦ Control System ♦ Unprecedented Power ♦ Abstract Level ♦ Detailed Physic ♦ Reconfigurable Electronic Circuit ♦ Physical Hardware ♦ Evolvable Circuit ♦ Raw Speed Increase ♦ Powerful Control System
Description . Artificial evolution can operate upon reconfigurable electronic circuits to produce efficient and powerful control systems for autonomous mobile robots. Evolving physical hardware instead of control systems simulated in software results in more than just a raw speed increase: it is possible to exploit the physical properties of the implementation (such as the semiconductor physics of integrated circuits) to obtain control circuits of unprecedented power. The space of these evolvable circuits is far larger than the space of solutions in which a human designer works, because to make design tractable, a more abstract view than that of detailed physics must be adopted. To allow circuits to be designed at this abstract level, constraints are applied to the design that limit how the natural dynamical behaviour of the components is reflected in the overall behaviour of the system. This paper reasons that these constraints can be removed when using artificial evolution, releasing huge potent...
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1995-01-01