Evo-Bots – From Intelligent Building Blocks to Living Things

The ‘Evo-Bots’ project aims to engineer highly simplified – yet physical – models of ‘living’ organisms using mechatronic building blocks. Our long-term vision is to study how technical systems can autonomously evolve and thereby adapt to changing environments. In this project, we design and build a system of robotic units that are able to (i) harvest energy, (ii) respond to stimuli in their environment, (iii) organise into structures via self-assembly, and (iv) replicate such structures.

Sheffield Robotics People:

Roderich Gross
Juan Escalera

Groups:

Natural Robotics Lab