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The Cost of Communication: Environmental Pressure and Survivability in mEDEA

Steyven, Andreas; Hart, Emma; Paechter, Ben



We augment the mEDEA algorithm to explicitly account for
the costs of communication between robots. Experimental
results show that adding a costs for communication exerts
environmental pressure to implicitly select for genomes that
maintain high energy levels. We compare our two methods
which vary broadcasting based on the individuals fitness to
vanilla mEDEA bundled with an explicit selection method
under these new conditions and find that biasing broadcast-
ing has a negative effect on survivability.

Conference Name GECCO ’15
Start Date Jul 11, 2015
End Date Jul 15, 2015
Acceptance Date Apr 30, 2015
Publication Date Jul 11, 2015
Deposit Date Oct 23, 2015
Publicly Available Date Oct 23, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1239-1240
Book Title Proceedings of the Companion Publication of the 2015 on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO Companion '15
ISBN 9781450334884
Keywords Evolutionary Robotics; Environment-driven; Online Evolu-tion;
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Contract Date Oct 23, 2015


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