Anytime Learning with Fitness Biasing has been shown in previous works to be an effective tool for evolving hexapod gaits. In this paper, we present the use of Anytime Learning with Fitness Biasing to evolve the controller for a robot learning the box pushing task. The robot that was built for this task, was measured to create an accurate model. The model was used in simulation to test the effectiveness of Anytime Learning with Fitness Biasing for the box pushing task. This work is the first step in new research where an automated system to test the viability of Fitness Biasing will be created, as well as the first application of Fitness Biasing to a high level task such as box pushing.
Parker, G.; O'Connor, J., "Fitness biasing for the box pushing task," Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2011 IEEE International Conference on , vol., no., pp.1944,1949, 9-12 Oct. 2011 doi: 10.1109/ICSMC.2011.6083956
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