Core team:


Nicholas Livingston

Vassar College

Assistant Director of Robotics Lab


Most recent papers:


Modularity and sparsity: evolution of neural net controllers in physically embodied robots.

Nicholas Livingston, Anton Bernatskiy, Ken Livingston, Marc Smith, Jodi Schwarz, Joshua Bongard, et al.. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 75, 3, 2016.
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Morphological Modularity Can Enable the Evolution of Robot Behavior to Scale Linearly with the Number of Environmental Features.

Collin Cappelle, Anton Bernatskiy, Ken Livingston, Nicholas Livingston, Joshua Bongard. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 59, 3, 2016.
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Recombination Hotspots Promote the Evolvability of Modular Systems.

Ari Larson, Anton Bernatskiy, Collin Cappelle, Ken Livingston, Nicholas Livingston, et al., Joshua Bongard. Proceedings of the 2016 on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, 115-116, , 2016.
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Evolving robot morphology facilitates the evolution of neural modularity and evolvability.

Joshua Bongard, Anton Bernatskiy, Ken Livingston, Nicholas Livingston, John Long, Marc Smith. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 129-136, , 2015.
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