The course describes theories, methods, and technologies for the automatic design of robot brains and morphologies using evolutionary and neuronal computation. It also shows how such methods can be used to understand biological systems. In addition to ex-cathedra lessons, students will carry out lab exercises and participate in team projects on the co-evolution of robotic brains and bodies, including the 3D printing of robotic parts and assembly of the evolved robots.
Textbook: Floreano, D. and Mattiussi, C. (2008) Bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Every Wednesday, 13.00-16.00
Rooms: (Lectures: MED 0 1418 - Labs: BC 07)
Final written exam: Monday 19 June 2017, 08:15-10:00, INJ 218
Written exam consists in 20 Multiple-Choice Questions in 90 minutes.
50% of the grade is given by final written exam, 50% by a written report and presentation of the project.