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Darwin2K: An Evolutionary Approach to Automated Design for Robotics - The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science 574 (Hardback)
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Darwin2K: An Evolutionary Approach to Automated Design for Robotics - The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science 574 (Hardback)

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Hardback 271 Pages / Published: 31/08/2000
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Darwin2K: An Evolutionary Approach to Automated Design for Robotics is an essential reference tool for researchers, professionals, and students involved in robot design or in evolutionary synthesis, design, and optimization. It is also necessary for users of Darwin2K. Researchers and hobbyists interested in genetic algorithms and artificial life techniques will find the book interesting.
The primary purpose of this book is to describe a methodology for using computers to automatically design robots to meet the specific needs of an application. Details of many novel aspects of the methodology are presented, including an evolutionary algorithm for synthesizing and optimizing multiple objective functions, an algorithm for dynamic simulation of arbitrary robots, an extensible software architecture, and a new representation for robots that is appropriate for robot design. The methodology as a whole is significant in terms of its impact on robot design practices, and as a case study in building evolutionary design systems. Individual parts of the systems are also relevant to other areas. For example, the evolutionary algorithm can be used for design and optimization problems other than robotics, and the dynamic simulation algorithm can be used for analysis and simulation of existing robots or as a part of a manual design tool. The book also gives an overview of previous work in automated design of robots, and of evolutionary design in other engineering disciplines.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780792379294
Number of pages: 271
Weight: 1280 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: 2000 ed.

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