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Seminar Evolutionary Robotics Moving Towards Real Hardware: the Robot Baby Project


on 26-05-2017

... SPEAKER: A.E. (Gusz) Eiben, VU University Amsterdam, on May 26 at 14h30 at FCUL

As outlined in my recent paper [1], the field of evolutionary computing is entering a new phase as evolutionary algorithms that take place in hardware are developed, opening up new avenues towards autonomous machines that can adapt to their environment. In this talk I discuss a vision and a research programme about artificial evolution in physical, rather than digital, spaces. I outline the concept of EvoSphere, a robotic ecosystem that evolves in real space and real time and review on-going activities towards the first proof-of-concept implementation. I argue that constructing systems of self-reproducing machines will lead to a new, exciting mix of evolutionary computing, robotics, and artificial life with new challenges and opportunities

A.E. Eiben and J. Smith, From evolutionary computation to the evolution of things, Nature, 521:476-482, 2015
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The IEEE 5G Lisbon Summit


on 19-01-2017

... The IEEE 5G Lisbon Summit is part of a successful series of 5G Summits that have been held since 2015 in America, Asia and Europe, and will contribute to continuous provision of a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the standards and rapid deployment.

The event will be held in Instituto de Telecomunicações/ISCTE-IUL on January 19th, 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal, co-located with the 22nd Seminar of the Portuguese Network of Excellence for Mobile Communications (RTCM), to be held on January 18th, 2017. The programme is composed of a rich blend of speakers from industry, academia, research labs, standardization and regulation bodies, covering different main topics, and is organized into five technical sessions together with a Panel on How Far is the Horizon of 5G Networks:

Global Vision
The Radio Perspective
The Network and Verticals Perspective
The Standardization Perspective
Application, Business models and Portuguese Operators Perspective
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