Automatic generation of programs for Crawling and Walking

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  author =       "Graham F. Spencer",
  title =        "Automatic generation of programs for Crawling and
  booktitle =    "Advances in Genetic Programming",
  publisher =    "MIT Press",
  editor =       "Kenneth E. {Kinnear, Jr.}",
  year =         "1994",
  chapter =      "15",
  pages =        "335--353",
  size =         "19 pages",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  URL =          "",
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  abstract =     "This chapter demonstrates the use of genetic
                 programming to automatically create programs capable of
                 walking. Our goal was to generate programs that enabled
                 a six-legged insect to walk in a simulated environment.
                 Furthermore, we wished to accomplish this goal using a
                 minimum of a priori knowledge about the task of
                 locomotion. In every trial of every experiment, genetic
                 programming evolved programs capable of efficient
                 walking. Moreover, the performance of the evolved
                 programs was at least as good and often better than
                 that of hand-generated programs. One feature of our
                 solution was an extensive use of side-effecting
                 functions; we show that such functions simplify the
                 genetic programming paradigm and enable a more powerful
                 machine model. We also introduce a new genetic
                 operator, constant perturbation, that allows the
                 genetic programming system to fine-tune floating-point
                 constants as part of the selection process.",
  notes =        "Simulated six legged insect. GP set-leg function with
                 side effects. Worked! 25%constant perturbation

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