On the Origin of Environments by Means of Natural Selection

  • Moshe Sipper

Abstract

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.
Published
2001-12-15
How to Cite
Sipper, M. (2001). On the Origin of Environments by Means of Natural Selection. AI Magazine, 22(4), 133. https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v22i4.1597
Section
Articles