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By James M. Conrad, Jonathan W. Mills (auth.), Andrew Adamatzky, Maciej Komosinski (eds.)

Hopping, mountaineering and swimming robots, nano-size neural networks, motorless walkers, slime mold and chemical brains --- this booklet deals special designs and prototypes of life-like creatures in traditional and hybrid bio-silicon platforms. principles and implementations of dwelling phenomena in non-living substrates forged a colorful photograph of state of the art advances in types of man-made existence.

Focusing on issues and parts in line with non-traditional considering, and new and rising paradigms in bio-inspired robotics, this booklet has a unifying subject: the layout and real-world implementation of man-made existence robot devices.

Students and researchers will locate this assurance of subject matters equivalent to robot strength autonomy, multi-locomotion of robots, biologically encouraged self sustaining robots, evolution in colonies of robot bugs, neuromorphic analog units, self-configurable robots, and chemical and organic controllers for robots, will significantly improve their figuring out of the problems all for the improvement of not-traditional structures on the cusp of synthetic existence and robotics.

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To better understand this result, we systematically quantify the turning rate of the robot as a function of various motor control parameters. 7d shows that the turning speed is most easily and robustly controlled with the lateral phase difference, the relation between the two quantities being almost linear in the considered range. In contrast, when the other motor control parameters are varied, the turning speed of the robot either does not change signif cantly or displays no linear relation: for 2 Learning Legged Locomotion 31 instance, as the lateral amplitude difference is steadily increased, the robot does not always change the turning rate monotonously.

The new Stiquito colony was a four-by-four array of specially designed Stiquito robot legs, but the “robots” were partially virtual, keeping their genomes and sensorimotor behaviors in the memory of small microprocessors (the BASIC Stamp). 3 The Evolution of the Colony The only records that preserve the existence and behavior of the sessile Stiquito colony are a sequence of time-lapse photographs. The f ve shown here come from a session that show the emergence of individuals who have evolved successful behaviors from the genomes that define how each individual would transmit data and wave its long wand, the inverted pendulum “body” that was attached to the actuating leg.

MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (1986) 23. : Stable running with segmented legs. International Journal of Robotics Research 27, 919–934 (2008) 24. : Reinforcement learning. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (2000) 2 Learning Legged Locomotion 33 25. : Self-organized control of bipedal locomotion by neural oscillators in unpredictable environment. Biological Cybernetics 65, 147–159 (1991) 26. : Actuating a simple 3D passive dynamic walker. 1 Introduction One of the key characteristics of animals, perhaps the most impressive, is their ability to move.

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