Niche constructing drawing robots

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    This paper describes a series of experiments in creating autonomous drawing robots that generate aesthetically interesting and engaging drawings. Based on a previous method for multiple software agents that mimic the biological process of niche construction, the challenge in this project was to re-interpret the implementation of a set of evolving software agents into a physical robotic system. In this new robotic system, individual robots try to reinforce a particular niche defined by the density of the lines drawn underneath them. The paper also outlines the role of environmental interactions in determining the style of drawing produced.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design
    Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. April 19-21, 2017 Proceedings
    EditorsJoão Correia, Vic Ciesielski, Antonios Liapis
    Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319557502
    ISBN (Print)9783319557496
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventInternational Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design 2017 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 19 Apr 201721 Apr 2017
    Conference number: 6th (Proceedings)

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design 2017
    Abbreviated titleEvoMUSART 2017
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