Faculty Advisor

Ciaraldi, Michael J.

Abstract

Life is fascinating. Evolution, a fundamental concept behind life, is key to understanding how life as we know it originated on our planet. Computer simulations can be used to model the key aspects of evolution and to create artificial life for robotic agents in a simulated software environment. Through these simulations, we can better understand how random life is, perceive the key relations between the state of the environment and evolution, and find out the necessary factors for life to originate. Our main goal with this project is to create a simulation platform for evolution, combining the core principles of robotics with cutting-edge genetic algorithms.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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