Obtaining System Robustness by Mimicking Natural Mechanisms

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Conference11th IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2009)
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Conference date(s)1/05/09 → …

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DatePublished - 2009
Number of pages8
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Real working agents normally operate in dynamic changing environments. These changes could either affect the efficiency of the agents' performance or even damage the functionality of the agent. Robustness is the key requirement to solve this problem. Inspired by nature, this paper demonstrates two mechanisms that contribute to individual's robustness in changing environments: evolution and degeneracy. Through evolution in damaging environment, evolved agents have to cope with changes in the environment and acquire robustness. Through degeneracy, individuals can maintain their fitness even when some damaged parts are involved in system function.

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