Neutrality and ruggedness in robot landscapes

Smith, T, Philippides, A, Husbands, P and O'Shea, M (2002) Neutrality and ruggedness in robot landscapes. In: Proceedings IEEE International Congress on Evolutionary Computing 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Full text not available from this repository.


The twin fitness landscape properties of neutrality and ruggedness are crucial to the dynamics of evolutionary optimisation. In this paper, we investigate the interplay between these two properties in a complex evolutionary robotics fitness landscape, through the introduction of four robot controller architecture models; the GasNet, uniform, dispersed and plexus models. We show that, in isolation, neither added neutrality or decreased ruggedness (coupling) in the models produces increase in the speed of evolution. However, both effects in conjunction produce a significant increase in the speed of evolution

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Andy Philippides
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:47
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 09:50
📧 Request an update