Evorobot* is an easy-to-use but powerful tool for running experiments on the evolution of collective behavior and communication which is based on the e-puck robotic platform. The tool, which is released in a Windows and Linux version, includes the Evorobot* program, the source files, the user manual, a tutorial, and a set of pre-prepared experiments.
Authors: Stefano Nolfi and Onofrio Gigliotta, CNR-ISTC
Babel 2.0 is a general cognitive architecture for doing research with (embodied) artificial agents. Babel 2.0 has been designed to be easily adapted for all kinds of experiments and to be connected to other systems such as visual perception. The Fluid Construction Grammar framework (FCG) – or more precisely, its core grammar engine – has been incorporated in Babel 2.0 to provide the language component of the agent architecture. The Babel software can be downloaded under the Gnu Public License at http://www.emergent-languages.org/experiments/ec-agents/index.html
Authors: Luc Steels, Wouter Van den Broeck, Remi van Trijp, Martin Loetzsch, Michael Spranger, Joachim De Beule
|Team Open Source Software|
Teen is an integrated open-source software, consisting of a physics-based simulator and evolutionary algorithm package. For more information see: http://lis.epfl.ch/resources/teem/
Authors: Stephane Magnenat, Antoine Beyeler, Markus Waibel and other contributor
ENGA is a tool for evolving biologically inspired artificial neural networks. Interested users should contact Dr Eors Szathmary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Zoltan Szatmary (email@example.com).
Authors: Eors Szathmary, Zoltan Szatmary
|E-puck Communication Extensions|
The e-puck communication extensions consist of two additional turrets for the E-puck robot which allow the robot to produce and detect light signals. The colour LED Turret is composed of 8 sets of 3-colour Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), each set containing a blue, red and green LED. These three colours can be mixed together at different strengths to produce hundreds of different colours in any pattern imaginable. The vision turret provides basic omnidirectional vision capabilities to the epuck, without the expense of complex processing hardware. Using a simple microcontroller, the turret is capable of advanced vision tasks such as distinguishing colour blogs in any direction, thus allowing the robots to detect the visual signals produced by other robots.
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Authors: Dario Floreano, Adam Klaptocz
See-puck is an open-hardware custom-made LED display for the e-puck robots which can display simple animated patterns to make the robots more expressive and interesting for human interaction. For more information see: GlowBots
Authors: Mattias Jacobsson, Lars Holmquist, VIKTORIA
|The WIENER site|
The WIENER site (for "Word Interactions: Exploring NEtwork Robustness") provides both a collection of links to online resources where corpuses from different languages can be downloaded in order to perform network analyses of language architecture. Our definition of network is restricted to the presence of directed co-occurrences within sentences: two words within a sentence are linked provided they appear next to each other. The order of such appearance is preserved in the resulting graph, with an arrow pointing from the first word to the next. Additionally, the WIENER package will allow users to analyse and visualize large language networks. The package will help identify relevant words and modules that facilitate communication as well as to test the impact of their loss into network's performance.
Authors: Valverde S., Corominas Murta B., Solé R.