Niche Constructing Drawing Robots

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Jon McCormack: Niche Constructing Drawing Robots. In: EvoMUSART 2017, 201-216



This paper describes a series of experiments in creating autonomous drawing robots that generate aesthetically interesting and engaging drawings. Based on a previous method for multiple software agents that mimic the biological process of niche construction, the challenge in this project was to re-interpret the implementation of a set of evolving software agents into a physical robotic system. In this new robotic system, individual robots try to reinforce a particular niche defined by the density of the lines drawn underneath them. The paper also outlines the role of environmental interactions in determining the style of drawing produced.

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booktitle={Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design},
series={Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
editor={Correia, João and Ciesielski, Vic and Liapis, Antonios},
title={Niche Constructing Drawing Robots},
publisher={Springer International Publishing},
author={McCormack, Jon},

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