Controlling legged robots with coupled artificial biochemical networks

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  author =       "Michael A. Lones and Andy M. Tyrrell and 
                 Susan Stepney and Leo S. Caves",
  title =        "Controlling legged robots with coupled artificial
                 biochemical networks",
  booktitle =    "Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL",
  year =         "2011",
  editor =       "Rene Doursat",
  pages =        "465--472",
  address =      "Paris",
  month =        aug # " 8-12",
  organisation = "ISAL",
  publisher =    "MIT Press",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  URL =          "",
  abstract =     "Artificial biochemical networks (ABNs) are
                 computational architectures motivated by the
                 organisation of cells and tissues at a biochemical
                 level. In previous work, we have shown how artificial
                 biochemical networks can be used to control
                 trajectories in discrete and continuous dynamical
                 systems. In this work, we extend the approach to the
                 control of a hybrid dynamical system: a legged robot.
                 Taking inspiration from biological cells, in which
                 complex behaviours come about through the interaction
                 of different classes of biochemical network, we develop
                 the notion of a coupled artificial biochemical network,
                 in which an artificial genetic network controls the
                 configuration of an artificial metabolic network. Using
                 a higher-level robotic control task, we show how the
                 coupled network finds solutions which can not be
                 readily expressed using the artificial genetic network
                 or artificial metabolic network alone. Our results also
                 show the important role that non-linear maps can play
                 as a natural source of complex dynamics.",
  notes =        "",

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