Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Informatik

Gastvortrag: Prof. Dr. A.E. Eiben

  • Wann 01.03.2018 von 11:00 bis 23:59
  • Wo Rudower Chaussee 25, Humboldt-Kabinett
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Prof. Dr. A.E. Eiben from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will give a talk

Evolving embodied intelligence in robotic ecosystems.

 

ABSTRACT:

Evolutionary robotics (ER) is the art of employing evolution to develop the brains, the bodies, or both for autonomous robots. In this talk I explain the benefits of ER for engineering as well as for fundamental scientific studies. I argue that constructing systems of self-reproducing machines will lead to a new exciting mix of evolutionary computing, robotics, and artificial life with new challenges and opportunities. In particular, I outline the concept of EvoSphere, a robotic ecosystem that evolves in real space and real time and review on-going activities following up the “Robot Baby Project”, our first proof-of-concept implementation. I hope to inspire a discussion about the perspectives of using this technology for studies into evolution, the emergence of intelligence, and the interplay between the body and the mind.