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Cully, A. and Clune, J. and Tarapore, D. and Mouret, J.-B. (2015). Robots that can adapt like animals.
Nature. Vol 521 Pages 503-507.
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Mouret, J.-B. and Doncieux, S. (2012). Encouraging Behavioral Diversity in Evolutionary Robotics: an Empirical Study.
Evolutionary Computation. Vol 20 No 1 Pages 91-133.
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Clune*, J. and Mouret, J.-B. and Lipson, H. (2013). The evolutionary origins of modularity.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Vol 280 (J. Clune and J.-B. Mouret contributed equally to this work) Pages 20122863.
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Pre-prints / arxiv


2017

J. Rieffel*, J.-B Mouret* (2017). Soft Tensegrity Robots.
arXiv preprint. (* J. Rieffel and J.-B. Mouret contributed equally to this work).[url]

S. Paul, K. Chatzilygeroudis, K. Ciosek, J.-B Mouret, M. Osborne, S. Whiteson (2017). Alternating Optimisation and Quadrature for Robust Reinforcement Learning.
arXiv preprint. [url]

2016

A. Cully, K. Chatzilygeroudis, F. Allocati, J.-B Mouret (2016). Limbo: A fast and flexible library for bayesian optimization.
arXiv preprint. [url]

K. Chatzilygeroudis, V. Vassiliades, J.-B Mouret (2016). Reset-free Trial-and-Error Learning for Data-Efficient Robot Damage Recovery.
arXiv preprint. [url]

2015

J.-B Mouret, J. Clune (2015). Illuminating search spaces by mapping elites.
arXiv preprint. [url]

Articles in peer-reviewed journals


2017

V. Vassiliades, K. Chatzilygeroudis, J.-B Mouret (2017). Scaling Up MAP-Elites Using Centroidal Voronoi Tessellations.
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. [url]

2016

A. Cully, J.-B Mouret (2016). Evolving a Behavioral Repertoire for a Walking Robot.
Evolutionary Computation. 24. (1) 59-88. MIT Press. 10.1162/EVCO_a_00143
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H. Mengistu, J. Huizinga, J.-B Mouret, J. Clune (2016). The Evolutionary Origins of Hierarchy.
PLoS Computational Biology. 12. (6) Public Library of Science. 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004829.s021
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L. Jolly, F. Pittet, J.-P Caudal, J.-B Mouret, C. Houdelier, S. Lumineau, E. de Margerie (2016). Animal-to-robot social attachment: initial requisites in a gallinaceous bird.
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 11. (1) 016007. IOP Publishing. 10.1088/1748-3190/11/1/016007[url]

2015

D. Tarapore, J.-B Mouret (2015). Evolvability signatures of generative encodings: Beyond standard performance benchmarks.
Information Sciences. 313. 43-61. Elsevier. 10.1016/j.ins.2015.03.046[url]

R. Reuillon, C. Schmitt, R. De Aldama, J.-B Mouret (2015). A New Method to Evaluate Simulation Models: The Calibration Profile (CP) Algorithm.
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 18. (1) SimSoc Consortium. 10.18564/jasss.2675[url]

S. Doncieux, N. Bredeche, J.-B Mouret, G. Eiben (2015). Evolutionary robotics: what, why, and where to.
Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 10.3389/frobt.2015.00004. Frontiers. 10.3389/frobt.2015.00004
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A. Cully, J. Clune, D. Tarapore, J.-B Mouret (2015). Robots that can adapt like animals.
Nature. 521. (7553) 503-507. Nature Publishing Group. 10.1038/nature14422
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K. Ellefsen, J.-B Mouret, J. Clune (2015). Neural Modularity Helps Organisms Evolve to Learn New Skills without Forgetting Old Skills.
PLoS Computational Biology. 11. (4) e1004128. Public Library of Science. 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004128.s009
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2014

S. Doncieux, J.-B Mouret (2014). Beyond black-box optimization: a review of selective pressures for evolutionary robotics.
Evolutionary Intelligence. 7. (2) 71-93. 10.1007/s12065-014-0110-x[url]

2013

S. Koos, A. Cully, J.-B Mouret (2013). Fast Damage Recovery in Robotics with the T-Resilience Algorithm.
International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR). 32. (14) 1700-1723. SAGE Publications. 10.1177/0278364913499192
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S. Koos, J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2013). The Transferability Approach: Crossing the Reality Gap in Evolutionary Robotics.
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (TEC). 17. (1) 122--145. IEEE. 10.1109/TEVC.2012.2185849
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J. Clune*, J.-B Mouret, H. Lipson (2013). The evolutionary origins of modularity.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280 (* J. Clune and J.-B. Mouret contributed equally to this work). 20122863. 10.1098/rspb.2012.2863
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P. Tonelli, J.-B Mouret (2013). On the Relationships between Generative Encodings, Regularity, and Learning Abilities when Evolving Plastic Artificial Neural Networks.
PLoS One. 8. (11) e79138. 10.1371/journal.pone.0079138
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2012

J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2012). Encouraging Behavioral Diversity in Evolutionary Robotics: an Empirical Study.
Evolutionary Computation. 20. (1) 91-133. MIT Press. 10.1162/EVCO_a_00048
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2008

J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2008). MENNAG: a modular, regular and hierarchical encoding for neural-networks based on attribute grammars.
Evolutionary Intelligence. 1. (3) 187--207. 10.1007/s12065-008-0015-7
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2007

E. de Margerie, J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux, J.-A Meyer (2007). Artificial evolution of the morphology and kinematics in a flapping-wing mini UAV.
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 2. 65--82. 10.1088/1748-3182/2/4/002
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2004

T. Geraud, J.-B Mouret (2004). Fast road network extraction in satellite images using mathematical morphology and Markov random fields.
EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing. 2503--2514. Hindawi Publishing Corp.. 10.1155/S1110865704409093

Edited books and proceedings


2011

S. Doncieux, N. Bredeche, J.-B Mouret (2011). New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics: Extended Contributions from the 2009 EvoDeRob Workshop.
Springer.[url]

2010

S. Doncieux, B. Girard, A. Guillot, J. Hallam, J.-A Meyer, J.-B Mouret (2010). From Animals to Animats 11.
6226. LNAI. Springer.[html]

Articles in peer-reviewed conferences


2017

A. Gaier, A. Asteroth, J.-B Mouret (2017). Aerodynamic Design Exploration through Surrogate-Assisted Illumination.
18th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference (best student paper) 10.2514/6.2017-3330
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A. Gaier, A. Asteroth, J.-B Mouret (2017). Data-Efficient Exploration, Optimization, and Modeling of Diverse Designs through Surrogate-Assisted Illumination.
Proc. of GECCO 10.1145/3071178.3071282
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K. Chatzilygeroudis, R. Rama, R. Kaushik, D. Goepp, V. Vassiliades, J.-B Mouret (2017). Black-Box Data-efficient Policy Search for Robotics.
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
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2016

D. Tarapore, J. Clune, A. Cully, J.-B Mouret (2016). How Do Different Encodings Influence the Performance of the MAP-Elites Algorithm?.
Proc. of GECCO ACM. 10.1145/2908812.2908875
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J. Huizinga, J.-B Mouret, J. Clune (2016). Does Aligning Phenotypic and Genotypic Modularity Improve the Evolution of Neural Networks?.
Proc. of GECCO 125 - 132. ACM. 10.1145/2908812.2908836
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2014

J.-M Jehanno, A. Cully, C. Grand, J.-B Mouret (2014). Design of a Wheel-Legged Hexapod Robot for Creative Adaptation.
17th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR) 267-276. 10.1142/9789814623353_0032
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D. Tarapore, J.-B Mouret (2014). Comparing the evolvability of generative encoding schemes.
Artificial Life 14: Proc. of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems 55-62. MIT Press. 10.7551/978-0-262-32621-6-ch011
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J. Huizinga, J.-B Mouret, J. Clune (2014). Evolving Neural Networks That Are Both Modular and Regular: HyperNeat Plus the Connection Cost Technique.
Proc. of GECCO 1-8. ACM. 10.1145/2576768.2598232
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2013

A. Cully, J.-B Mouret (2013). Behavioral Repertoire Learning in Robotics.
Proc. of GECCO 175-182. ACM. 10.1145/2463372.2463399
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S. Doncieux, J.-B Mouret (2013). Behavioral Diversity with Multiple Behavioral Distances.
15th IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'13) 1-8. IEEE. 10.1109/CEC.2013.6557731
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M. Oliveira, S. Doncieux, J.-B Mouret, C. Peixoto Santos (2013). Optimization of Humanoid Walking Controller: Crossing the Reality Gap.
Proc. of IEEE Humanoids 1-7. 10.1109/HUMANOIDS.2013.7029963
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2011

T. Pinville, S. Koos, J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2011). How to Promote Generalisation in Evolutionary Robotics: the ProGAb Approach.
Proc. of GECCO 259-266. ACM. 10.1145/2001576.2001612
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S. Koos, J.-B Mouret (2011). Online Discovery of Locomotion Modes for Wheel-Legged Hybrid Robots: a Transferability-based Approach.
14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR). Highly Recommended Paper, category ``control of CLAWAR'' 70-77. 10.1142/9789814374286_0008
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A. Terekhov, J.-B Mouret, C. Grand (2011). Stochastic optimization of a chain sliding mode controller for the mobile robot maneuvering.
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 4360-4365. IEEE. 10.1109/IROS.2011.6094956
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P. Tonelli, J.-B Mouret (2011). On the Relationships between Synaptic Plasticity and Generative Systems..
Proc. of GECCO 1531-1538. ACM. 10.1145/2001576.2001782
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P. Tonelli, J.-B Mouret (2011). Using a Map-Based Encoding to Evolve Plastic Neural Networks.
Proc. of IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 9-16. 10.1109/EAIS.2011.5945909
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2010

S. Koos, J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2010). Crossing the Reality Gap in Evolutionary Robotics by Promoting Transferable Controllers.
Proc. of GECCO 119-126. ACM.
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J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux, B. Girard (2010). Importing the Computational Neuroscience Toolbox into Neuro-Evolution---Application to Basal Ganglia.
Proc. of GECCO 587-594. ACM. 10.1145/1830483.1830592
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S. Doncieux, J.-B Mouret (2010). Behavioral diversity measures for Evolutionary Robotics.
12th IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'10) 1303-1310. IEEE. 10.1109/CEC.2010.5586100WCCI
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J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2010). Sferes$_{v2}$: Evolvin' in the Multi-Core World.
12th IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'2010) 1-8. 10.1109/CEC.2010.5586158
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A. Terekhov, J.-B Mouret, C. Grand (2010). Stochastic optimization of a neural network-based controller for aggressive maneuvers on loose surfaces.
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 4782-4787. IEEE. 10.1109/IROS.2010.5651397
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2009

J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2009). Overcoming the bootstrap problem in evolutionary robotics using behavioral diversity.
11th IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'09) 1161--1168. IEEE.
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S. Koos, J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2009). Automatic system identification based on coevolution of models and tests.
11th IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'09) 560--567. IEEE.
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J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2009). Using Behavioral Exploration Objectives to Solve Deceptive Problems in Neuro-evolution.
Proc. of GECCO 627--634. ACM. 10.1145/1569901.1569988
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J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2009). Evolving modular neural-networks through exaptation.
11th Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'09) (Best Student Paper) 1570--1577. IEEE.
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P. Tonelli, J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2009). Influence of Promoter Length on Network Convergence in GRN-based Evolutionary Algorithms.
Proc. of The 10th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) 302-309. Springer. 10.1007/978-3-642-21314-4_38
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2008

J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2008). Incremental Evolution of Animats' Behaviors as a Multi-objective Optimization.
From Animals to Animats 10 210-219. 10.1007/978-3-540-69134-1_21
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C. Grand, P. Martinelli, J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2008). Flapping-Wing Mechanism for a bird-Sized UAVS: Design, Modeling and Control.
Proc. of ARK'08 : the 11th International Symposium of Advances in robot kinematics 127-136. Springer. 10.1007/978-1-4020-8600-7_14
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2006

J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux, J.-A Meyer (2006). Incremental Evolution of Target-Following Neuro-controllers for Flapping-Wing Animats.
From Animals to Animats: Proc. of the 9th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB) 606--618. 10.1007/11840541_50
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Workshops, book chapters, and minimally reviewed conferences


2016

K. Chatzilygeroudis, A. Cully, J.-B Mouret (2016). Towards semi-episodic learning for robot damage recovery.
Workshop on AI for Long-Term Autonomy at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
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J.-B Mouret (2016). Micro-Data Learning: The Other End of the Spectrum.
ERCIM News. (107) 2. ERCIM.
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V. Papaspyros, K. Chatzilygeroudis, V. Vassiliades, J.-B Mouret (2016). Safety-Aware Robot Damage Recovery Using Constrained Bayesian Optimization and Simulated Priors.
Bayesian Optimization: Black-box Optimization and Beyond (workshop at NIPS)
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2014

J.-B Mouret, P. Tonelli (2014). Artificial Evolution of Plastic Neural Networks: a few Key Concepts.
Growing Adaptive Machines: combining Development and Learning in Artificial Neural Networks 557. 251-261. Studies in Computational Intelligence (Springer).
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2012

J.-B Mouret, J. Clune (2012). An Algorithm to Create Phenotype-Fitness Maps.
Proc. of the Thirteenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALIFE 13) 593-594 (extended abstract).
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J.-B Mouret, S. Koos, S. Doncieux (2012). Crossing the Reality Gap: a Short Introduction to the Transferability Approach.
Proc. of the workshop ``Evolution in Physical Systems''
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2011

S. Doncieux, N. Bredeche, J.-B Mouret (2011). New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics: Extended Contributions from the 2009 EvoDeRob Workshop.
Springer.[url]

S. Doncieux, J.-B Mouret, N. Bredeche, V. Padois (2011). Evolutionary Robotics: Exploring New Horizons.
New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics: Extended Contributions from the 2009 EvoDeRob Workshop 3-25. Springer.
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J.-B Mouret (2011). Novelty-based Multiobjectivization.
New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics: Extended Contributions from the 2009 EvoDeRob Workshop 139--154. Springer.
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S. Doncieux, J.-B Mouret, T. Pinville, P. Tonelli, B. Girard (2011). The EvoNeuro Approach to Neuro-Evolution.
Workshop on Development and Learning in Artificial Neural Networks (DevLeANN)
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2007

E. de Margerie, J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux, J.-A Meyer, T. Ravasi, P. Martinelli, C. Grand (2007). Flapping-wing flight in bird-sized UAVs for the ROBUR project: from an evolutionary optimization to a real flapping-wing mechanism.
7th European Micro Air Vehicle Conference (MAV07) 1-9.
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S. Doncieux, J.-B Mouret, J.-A Meyer (2007). Soaring behaviors in UAVs : 'animat' design methodology and current results.
7th European Micro Air Vehicle Conference (MAV07) 1-10.
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P. Adigbli, C. Grand, J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux (2007). Nonlinear Attitude and Position Control of a Micro Quadrotor using Sliding Mode and Backstepping Techniques.
7th European Micro Air Vehicle Conference (MAV07) 1-9.
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2006

S. Doncieux, J.-B Mouret, A. Angeli, R. Barate, J.-A Meyer, E. de Margerie (2006). Building an Artificial Bird: Goals and Accomplishments of the ROBUR Project.
Proc. of the European Micro Aerial Vehicles (EMAV 2006) conference 1-12.
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2004

S. Doncieux, J.-B Mouret, L. Muratet, J.-A Meyer (2004). The ROBUR project: towards an autonomous flapping-wing animat.
Proc. of the Journées MicroDrones 1-9.
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J.-B Mouret, S. Doncieux, L. Muratet, T. Druot, J.-A Meyer (2004). Evolution of neuro-controllers for flapping-wing animats.
Proc. of the Journées MicroDrones 1-14.
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General audience


2016

J.-B Mouret, A. Cully (2016). Des robots qui s’adaptent aux dommages en seulement quelques minutes.
Interstices. INRIA.[url]

2015

Mouret, J.-B. and N. Bredeche and Doncieux (2015). La robotique évolutionniste.
Dossiers Pour La Science. (87) 32-38.

2005

J.-B Mouret (2005). Concepts fondamentaux des algorithmes évolutionnistes.
Linux Magazine France. 34--41.
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J.-B Mouret (2005). Algorithmes évolutionnistes, deuxième partie : évolution artificielle de créatures.
Linux Magazine France. 42--49.
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