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Evolution, Robustness, and Adaptation of Sidewinding Locomotion of Simulated Snake-Like Robot

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Evolution, Robustness, and Adaptation of Sidewinding Locomotion of Simulated Snake-Like Robot
Inspired by the efficient method of locomotion of the rattlesnake Crotalus cerastes, the objective of this work is automatic design through genetic programming, of the fastest possible (sidewinding) locomotion of simulated limbless, wheelless snake-like robot (Snakebot). The realism of simulation is ensured by employing the Open Dynamics Engine (ODE), which facilitates implementation of all physical forces, resulting from the actuators, joints constrains, frictions, gravity, and collisions. Empirically obtained results demonstrate the emergence of sidewinding locomotion from relatively simple motion patterns of morphological segments. Robustness of the sidewinding Snakebot, considered as ability to retain its velocity when situated in unanticipated environment, is illustrated by the ease with which Snakebot overcomes various types of obstacles such as a pile of or burial under boxes, rugged terrain and small walls. The ability of Snakebot to adapt to partial damage by gradually improvi...
Ivan Tanev, Thomas S. Ray, Andrzej Buller
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where GECCO
Authors Ivan Tanev, Thomas S. Ray, Andrzej Buller
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