RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 43591135 LA English T1 Evolutionary robotics : the biology, intelligence, and technology of self-organizing machines A1 Nolfi, Stefano., Floreano, Dario., PB MIT Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2000 SN 0262140705 9780262140706 0262640562 9780262640565 AB "Evolutionary robotics is a new technique for the automatic creation of autonomous robots. Inspired by the Darwinian principle of selective reproduction of the fittest, it views robots as autonomous, artificial organisms that develop their own skills in close interaction with the environment and without human intervention. Drawing heavily on biology and ethology, it uses the roots of neural networks, genetic algorithms, dynamic systems, and biomorphic engineering. The resulting robots share with simple biological systems the characteristics of robustness, simplicity, small size, flexibility, and modularity."--Jacket.