A survey on evolutionary-aided design in robotics

Shanker Radhakrishna Prabhu, Richard Seals, Peter Kyberd, Jodie Wetherall

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The evolutionary-aided design process is a method to find solutions to design and optimisation problems. Evolutionary algorithms (EAs) are applied to search for optimal solutions from a solution space that evolves over several generations. EAs have found applications in many areas of robotics. This paper covers the efforts to determine body morphology of robots through evolution and body morphology with the controller of robots or similar creatures through co-evolution. The works are reviewed from the perspective of how different algorithms are applied and includes a brief explanation of how they are implemented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1804-1821
Number of pages17
Issue number12
Early online date17 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • Evolutionary robotics (ER)
  • Co-evolution
  • Morphology evolution
  • Evolutionary-aided design


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