Representations for evolving matter
Oral Presentation | Nick Hockings
Date & Time: Friday June 26 2020, 9:40
Author(s) Nick Hockings and David Howard
How do we represent complex things? In this work package we create algorithmic distillations of natural evolution and use them to generate complex soft robots that are bespoke and specialised to their environments. In this talk we focus on what is required to create an evolvable genotype-phenotype map for a robot or any other machine, incorporating in-depth knowledge from modern evolutionary biology and insights from information theory.
Postdoc research fellow
CSIRO – Data61
Veterinary surgeon and cognitive roboticist. His work focuses on structured soft matter, including anatomy. He covers modelling, perception from visual-tactile sensors, emulation in synthetic composite materials, and application of anatomical structures to robotics.