University of Hertfordshire

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Epigenetic adaptation through hormone modulation in autonomous robots

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 3rd Joint Int Conf on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationICDL 2013 - Electronic Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)9781479910366
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2013
Event2013 IEEE 3rd Joint International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics, ICDL 2013 - Osaka, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Aug 201322 Aug 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE 3rd Joint International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics, ICDL 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOsaka
Period18/08/1322/08/13

Abstract

Epigenetic adaptation provides biological organisms with the ability to adjust their physiology and/or morphology in order to meet some of the challenges posed by their environment. Recent research has suggested that this process may be controlled by hormones. In this paper, we present a model that allows an autonomous robot to develop its systems in accordance with the environment it is currently situated in. Experiments have been undertaken in multiple environments with different challenges and niches to negotiate. We have so far seen encouraging results and the emergence of unique behaviours tailored to exploiting its current environment.

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