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18/06/2018 5:18pm
RT @ChanelleLLee: Our paper ‘Negative Updating Combined with Opinion Pooling in the Best-of-n Problem in Swarm Robotics’ has been accepted…
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RT @ilpincy: Our manuscript "Simulating Kilobots within ARGoS: Models and Experimental Validation" has been accepted as full paper at @ants
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08/06/2018 11:19am
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[My First Journal Publication]

Multi-agent systems Robots Neural networks A-Life Added on 06/09/2012

After working on it for quite a long time, my paper titled Ultrastable Neuroendocrine Robot Controller was finally accepted for publication in Adaptive Behaviour. It is now available on OnlineFirst.

I put together one of my Masters courseworks and my Masters dissertation and have done some extra work over the last year or so. The paper describes a neural network controller modulated by hormones where behaviour of both neurons and hormone-producing glands is ultrastable, meaning that the parts self-reconfigure in order to achieve low activation. I show that this type of mechanism allows for both behaviour self-organisation and adaptation to perturbations during tasks like obstacle avoidance, action selection and targeted navigation.

Based on the journal terms and conditions, I will be able to put the paper on my web site next year. For now, I will post updates on Twitter regarding when it should be published.



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Ultrastable Neuroendocrine Robot is born

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To Vote or Not To Vote: A Swarm Approach

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Ultrastable Neuroendocrine Robot Controller

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Adaptive Robot Controller

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pyCreeper

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Citations count fails to measure the impact of research

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