Effective robot functions emerge from not only according to the level of system control i.e. intelligence but also according to conformity between morphology, intelligence, task and environment. This paper investigates the relationship between robotic morphology and intelligence against task and/or environmental conditions and the characteristics of functions emerging in evolutionary robotic systems. The robotic system used in the study has a reconfigurable morphology and intelligence, which were designed by genetic programming. The robotic morphology is represented as a graph structure constructed from cells with motor and visual sensors, and intelligence is a computer program defined by a parse tree. In this study, a simulation of a task in which the robot and had to maintain a certain distance from an object was executed. The results clarified the importance of conformity between morphology and intelligence, and showed that effective functions emerge as the result of such conformity between morphology, intelligence, task and environment.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2001|
|Event||2001 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Maui, HI, United States|
Duration: 29 Oct 2001 → 3 Nov 2001
|Conference||2001 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems|
|Period||29/10/01 → 3/11/01|