Thursday 7 Sept

Quick nav: Monday 4 SeptTuesday 5 SeptWednesday 6 Sept – Thursday 7 Sept – Friday 8 Sept


08:30 – 09:00 • Welcome coffee

Agora


09:00 – 10:00 • Keynote

Synthetic palaeontology: Reconstructing Ancient Life using Virtual Robots
William Sellers

Rotonde


10:00 – 10:30 • Coffee break

Agora


10:30 – 12:30 • Parallel sessions & Tutorials

Evolutionary dynamics 2

Rotonde

Stochastic sexual interaction facilitates the evolution of asexual cooperation in the social amoeba
Shota Shibasaki, Masakazu Shimada

Improved Adaptation in Exogenously and Endogenously Changing Environments
Joshua Nahum, Jevin West, Benjamin Althouse, Luis Zaman, Charles Ofria, Benjamin Kerr

Investigations into the Evolutionary Origin of Navigation and Learning
Anselmo Pontes, Ian Whalen, Andrew Mitchell, Robert Mobley, Fred Dyer, Charles Ofria

Spatial resource heterogeneity creates local hotspots of evolutionary potential
Emily Dolson, Charles Ofria

Neural networks

Huma. Amphi EST

Learning by Stimulation Avoidance Scale to Large Neural Networks
Atsushi Masumori, Lana Sinapayen, Takashi Ikegami

Online Fitting of Computational Cost to Environmental Complexity: Predictive Coding with the ε-network
Lana Sinapayen, Takashi Ikegami

Dynamic Thresholds for Self-Organizing Predictive Cells
Benjamin Cowley, John Thornton, Linda Main, Abdul Sattar

The Development of Spatial Recognition and Navigation in Hierarchical Recurrent Neural Networks with Convolution Processing
Wataru Noguchi, Hiroyuki Iizuka, Masahito Yamamoto

Morphogenesis

Huma. Amphi OUEST

Development of Morphology Based on Resource Distribution: Finding the Shortest Path in a Maze by Vascular Morphogenesis Controller
Payam Zahadat, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Thomas Schmickl

Criticality of Gene Regulatory Networks and the Resulting Morphogenesis
Hyobin Kim, Hiroki Sayama

Investigating the Effects of Noise on a Cell-to-Cell Communication Mechanism for Structure Regeneration
Giordano Ferreira, Matthias Scheutz, Michael Levin

Tutorial: Avida-ED: a web-based, GUI implementation of the Avida software platform, for educational use

Huma. 109


12:30 – 14:00 • Lunch

with special junior/senior tables


14:00 – 16:00 • Parallel sessions & Tutorials

Evolutionary robotics 2

Rotonde

Can Social Learning Increase Learning Speed, Performance or Both?
Jacqueline Heinerman, Jörg Stork, Margarita Alejandra Rebolledo Coy, Julien Hubert, A.E. Eiben, Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, Evert Haasdijk

Analysis of Lamarckian Evolution in Morphologically Evolving Robots
Milan Jelisavcic, Rafael Kiesel, Kyrre Glette, Evert Haasdijk, A. E. Eiben

An Evolutionary Robotics Model of Visually-Guided Braking: Testing Optical Variables
Didem Kadihasanoglu, Randall D. Beer, Geoffrey P. Bingham

Choice of robot morphology can prohibit modular control and disrupt evolution
Anton Bernatskiy, Josh Bongard

Applications of artificial life

Huma. Amphi EST

The Effects of Environmental Structure on the Evolution of Modularity in a Pattern Classifier
Jessica Lowell, Jordan Pollack

EvoMove: Evolutionary-based living musical companion
Sergio Peignier, Jonas Abernot, Christophe Rigotti, Guillaume Beslon

Evolution-in-Materio Computations: Hierarchies Rising from Electron Dynamics in Carbon Nanotubes
Dragana Laketic, Gunnart Tufte

Road Detection using Convolutional Neural Networks
Aparajit Narayan, Elio Tuci, Frederic Labrosse, Muhanad Mohammed

Collective dynamics of swarms 1

Huma. Amphi OUEST

Learning Collaborative Foraging in a Swarm of Robots using Embodied Evolution
Iñaki Fernández Pérez, Amine Boumaza, François Charpillet

Programmed self-replication & life-cycles of microchip swarming protocells
Asbjørn E. Hansen, Steen Rasmussen

Virtual experience of complex dynamics emerging in a social particle swarm model by sonification
Yukina Takano, Reiji Suzuki, Takaya Arita

Shepherding with Robots That Do Not Compute
Anil Ozdemir, Melvin Gauci, Roderich Gross

Tutorial: Using MABE (Modular Agent Based Evolution)

Huma. 109

Tutorial: Evolutionary Game Theory: Models and Applications

Huma. 111


16:00 – 16:30 • Coffee break

Agora


16:30 – 17:30 • Keynote

Drug addiction and alteration of decision making process
Philippe Faure

Rotonde


17:30 – 20:00 • Later breaking poster session

Agora

with wine & cheese


19:00 – 20:00 • ERC information session

René Char

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