Taming the Beast: Guided Self-organization of Behavior in Autonomous Robots

Georg Martius, J. Michael Herrmann

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Abstract / Description of output

Self-organizing processes are crucial for the development of living beings. Practical applications in robots may benefit from the self-organization of behavior, e.g. for the increased fault tolerance and enhanced flexibility provided that external goals can also be achieved. We present several methods for the guidance of self-organizing control by externally prescribed criteria. We show that the degree of self-organized explorativity of the robot can be regulated and that problem-specific error functions, hints, or abstract symbolic descriptions of a goal can be reconciled with the continuous robot dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Animals to Animats 11
Subtitle of host publication11th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2010, Paris - Clos Lucé, France, August 25-28, 2010. Proceedings
EditorsStéphane Doncieux, Benoit Girard, Agnès Guillot, John Hallam, Jean-Arcady Meyer, Jean-Baptiste Mouret
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15192-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg


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