Talk by Jean-Baptiste Mouret on the nature paper "Robots that can adapt like animals."
Our entry to the GECCO 2016 Virtual Creatures Competition.
One of our GECCO talks discussing the interactions between modularity in the genotype and modularity in the phenotype.
Joost Huizinga, Jean-Baptiste, and I are pleased to announce a new GECCO paper. Please let us know what you think and if you have any questions.
Title: Evolving Neural Networks That Are Both Modular and Regular: HyperNeat Plus the Connection Cost Technique.
Abstract: One of humanity's grand scientific challenges is to create artificially intelligent robots that rival natural animals in intelligence and agility. A key enabler of such animal complexity is the fact ...
I just made a nice video summary of our recent work on why modularity evolves.
Engineered and evolved things are organized in modules (e.g. organs or car parts), yet why modularity evolves remains one of biology's most important open questions. This paper shows for the first time that modularity evolves not because it speeds up adaptation, as the leading theory holds, but because it saves on "wiring costs". Connections in biological networks have costs (e.g. building and maintaining them), ...