Three Generations of Automatically Designed Robots

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  author =       "Jordan B. Pollack and Hod Lipson and 
                 Gregory Hornby and Pablo Funes",
  title =        "Three Generations of Automatically Designed Robots",
  journal =      "Artificial Life",
  year =         "2001",
  volume =       "7",
  number =       "3",
  pages =        "215--223",
  month =        "Summer",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, robotics,
                 artificial life, coevolution, physical simulation,
                 automatic manufacturing, computer aided design",
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  DOI =          "doi:10.1162/106454601753238627",
  size =         "9 pages",
  abstract =     "The difficulties associated with designing, building
                 and controlling robots have led their development to a
                 stasis: applications are limited mostly to repetitive
                 tasks with predefined moves. Over the last few years we
                 have been trying to address this challenge through an
                 alternative approach: Rather than trying to control an
                 existing machine, or create a general-purpose robot, we
                 propose that both the morphology and the controller
                 should evolve at the same time. This process can lead
                 to the automatic design and fabrication of special
                 purpose mechanisms and controllers that achieve
                 specific short-term objectives. Here we provide a brief
                 review of three generations of our recent research,
                 underlying the robots shown on the cover of this issue:
                 Automatically designed static structures, automatically
                 designed and manufactured dynamic electromechanical
                 systems, and modular robots automatically designed
                 through a generative DNA-like encoding.",
  notes =        "cf also LNCS 2217",

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