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Creature Academy: A system for virtual creature evolution

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Creature Academy: A system for virtual creature evolution
In this paper, we present Creature Academy, a virtual laboratory that allows for the evolution of form and function within simulated physical 3D environments. Creature Academy can be used to explore evolutionary mechanisms, design, learning and other processes studied in artificial life simulations. Our system allows to perform hierarchical evolutionary experiments and ecosystem-inspired setups to investigate bodied creatures that interact, compete, adapt, and evolve. As a first proof of concept, we use Creature Academy to evolve morphologies and motion strategies of virtual creatures that walk and jump. We then present results that compare hierarchical evolution scenarios to generate creatures that excel in both walking and jumping, demonstrating how to evolve from creature specialists to generalists.
Marcin L. Pilat, Christian Jacob
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CEC
Authors Marcin L. Pilat, Christian Jacob
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