On the origin of environments by means of natural selection

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The field of adaptive robotics involves simulations and real-world implementations of robots that adapt to their environments. In this article, I introduce adaptive environmentics-the flip side of adaptive robotics-in which the environment adapts to the robot. To illustrate the approach, I offer three simple experiments in which a genetic algorithm is used to shape an environment for a simulated KHEPERA robot. I then discuss at length the potential of adaptive environmentics, also delineating several possible avenues of future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-140
Number of pages8
JournalAI Magazine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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