Evolutionary approaches for improving the behaviour of robotic software components

Lead Research Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Department Name: S of Mathematical and Computer Sciences


This PhD project will investigate how methods from evolutionary computation could be used to improve both the functional and non-functional (e.g. efficiency, robustness, explainability) characteristics of existing robotic software components. A possible approach would involve using multi-objective evolutionary algorithms to generate improvements to an existing component's behaviour whilst simultaneously exploring the trade-offs within the component's design space. A potential focus will be on the improvement of deep neural networks embedded within the control and vision systems of robots.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S023208/1 01/10/2019 31/03/2028
2427590 Studentship EP/S023208/1 14/09/2020 31/08/2024 Fraser Garrow