The Santa Fe Institute presents the SFI Seminar, Evolutionary Computation for Artificial Life: The Role of Complex Morphology and Soft Robotics in AI, at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15 in the Collins Conference Room, 1499 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.
Abstract: Despite significant interest in the use of evolutionary algorithms to optimize the brains of robots, the bodies of these evolved creatures tend to be static, and closely resemble those used decades ago. However, as we accept the implications of embodied cognition and focus on holistic brain-body-environment systems, the role of morphology becomes fundamental to behavior of a creature, and the organization and function of its brain. This talk will highlight recent work related to the design of more complex and realistic morphologies, and pose basic questions about the interactions between the different components of brain-body-environment systems..
SFI Host: Ken Stanley
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