An evolutionary approach to damage recovery of robot motion with muscles.
Presented at: 7th European Conference on Artificial Life, DORTMUND, GERMANY.
Robots that can recover from damage did not exist outside science fiction. Here we describe a self-adaptive snake robot that uses shape memory alloy as muscles and an evolutionary algorithm as a method of adaptive control. Experiments demonstrate that if some of the robot's muscles are deliberately damaged, evolution is able to find new sequences of muscle activations that compensate, thus enabling the robot to recover its ability to move.
|Type:||Conference item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Title:||An evolutionary approach to damage recovery of robot motion with muscles|
|Event:||7th European Conference on Artificial Life|
|Dates:||14 September 2003 - 17 September 2003|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science
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