Epigenetic adaptation in action selection environments with temporal dynamics

John Lones, Lola Cañamero, Matthew Lewis

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Abstract

To operate in dynamic environments robots must be able to adapt
their behaviour to meet the challenges that these pose while being
constrained by their physical and computational limitation. In this
paper we continue our study into using biologically inspired
epigenetic adaptation through hormone modulation as a way to
accommodate the needed flexibility in robots’ behaviour, focusing on
problems of temporal dynamics. We have specifically framed our
study in three variants of dynamic three-resource action selection
environment. The challenges posed by these environments include:
moving resources, temporal and increasing unavailability of
resources, and cyclic changes in type and availability of resources
related to cyclic environmental changes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Twelfth European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems
PublisherMIT Press
Pages505-512
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780262317092
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2013

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