Artificial Life
Artificial life is a broad field that involves imitating life in software, hardware, and biochemistry. Our work in this area focuses on computational modeling of behavior in simulated agents and teams of agents. In many cases, the behavior is modeled using neural networks and developed using neuroevolution. Specific topics include hierarchical and multimodal behaviors, social behavior, cooperation and competition, and communication.
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Yonatan Bisk Undergraduate Alumni ybisk [at] yo-tech com
Eliana Feasley Formerly affiliated Ph.D. Student elie [at] cs utexas edu
Brad Fullmer Undergraduate Alumni
Kay E. Holekamp Collaborator holekamp [at] msu edu
Dan Lessin Ph.D. Student dlessin [at] cs utexas edu
Xun Li Ph.D. Student xun bhsfer [at] cs utexas edu
Risto Miikkulainen Faculty risto [at] cs utexas edu
Padmini Rajagopalan Ph.D. Student padmini [at] cs utexas edu
Aditya Rawal Ph.D. Student aditya [at] cs utexas edu
Wesley Tansey Ph.D. Student tansey [at] cs utexas edu
Chern Han Yong Masters Alumni cherny [at] nus edu sg
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Adapting Morphology to Multiple Tasks in Evolved Virtual Creatures 2014
Dan Lessin, Don Fussell, Risto Miikkulainen, To Appear In Proceedings of The Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE 14) 2014 2014.
Trading Control Intelligence for Physical Intelligence: Muscle Drives in Evolved Virtual Creatures 2014
Dan Lessin, Don Fussell, Risto Miikkulainen, To Appear In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2014 2014.
Open-Ended Behavioral Complexity for Evolved Virtual Creatures 2013
Dan Lessin, Don Fussell, Risto Miikkulainen, In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2013 2013.
Accelerating Evolution via Egalitarian Social Learning 2012
Wesley Tansey, Eliana Feasley, and Risto Miikkulainen, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2012) (2012).
Evaluating Modular Neuroevolution in Robotic Keepaway Soccer 2012
Anand Subramoney, Masters Thesis, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin. 54 pages.
Evolution of a Communication Code in Cooperative Tasks 2012
Aditya Rawal, Padmini Rajagopalan, Risto Miikkulainen and Kay Holekamp, In Artificial Life (13th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems), East Lansing, Michigan, USA 2012.
Task decomposition with neuroevolution in extended predator-prey domain 2012
Ashish Jain, Anand Subramoney, Risto Miikkulainen, In Proceedings of Thirteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, East Lansing, MI, USA 2012.
Evolving Multimodal Networks for Multitask Games 2011
Jacob Schrum and Risto Miikkulainen, In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG 2011), pp. 102--109, Seoul, South Korea, September 2011. IEEE. (Best Paper Award).
The Role of Reward Structure, Coordination Mechanism and Net Return in the Evolution of Cooperation 2011
Padmini Rajagopalan, Aditya Rawal, Risto Miikkulainen, Marc A. Wiseman and Kay E. Holekamp, In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG 2011), Seoul, South Korea 2011.
Coevolution of Role-Based Cooperation in Multi-Agent Systems 2010
Chern Han Yong and Risto Miikkulainen, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, Vol. 1 (2010), pp. 170--186.
Constructing Competitive and Cooperative Agent Behavior Using Coevolution 2010
Aditya Rawal, Padmini Rajagopalan and Risto Miikkulainen, In IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG 2010), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2010.
The Necessity of Separating Control and Logic When Grounding Language Using Neuroevolution 2009
Yonatan Bisk, Technical Report HR-09-05, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin.
NEAT C++ The NEAT package contains source code implementing the NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies method. The source code i... 2010

ESP JAVA 1.1 The ESP package contains the source code for the Enforced Sup-Populations system written in Java. This package is a near... 2002

ESP C++ The ESP package contains the source code for the Enforced Sup-Populations system written in C++. ESP is an extension t... 2000

SANE-C The SANE-C package contains the source code for the Hierarchical SANE system, written in C. This package has been rewrit... 1997