Andrew Lincoln Nelson               
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Evolutionary Robotics


   
Peer-reviewed Publications: Refereed Journal Papers, Refereed Conference Papers and Book Chapters:


Andrew .L. Nelson, “Embodied Artificial Life at an Impasse: Can Evolutionary Robotics Methods Be Scaled?” Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI’14), Orlando, FL, Dec. 9-12, 2014.  

Andrew L. Nelson and Brenae L. Bailey, “Evolution as a Random Walk on a High-Dimensional Manifold Defined by Physical Law: Implications for Open-Ended Artificial Life,” Proceedings of the: The Fourteenth Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE 14), New York, NY, July, 2014, pp 847-848, The MIT Press.

A.L. Nelson, “Artificial Life and Machine Consciousness,” Proceedings of the AAAI Fall Symposium Series 2013, Arlington, Virginia, USA; Nov, 2013 

A.L. Nelson and E. Grant,  “Aggregate selection and direct competition in evolutionary robotics,” Cell Adhesion and Stress Fibers: A Symposium in honor of Keith Burridge, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Aug. 2010 

A.L. Nelson, G.J. Barlow, and L. Doitsidis, “Fitness functions in evolutionary robotics: A survey and analysisRobotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 345-370, Apr. 2009.

A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, “Aggregate selection in evolutionary robotics,” in Mobile Robots: The Evolutionary Approach, eds. N. Nedjah, L. Coelho, L. Mourelle, Studies in Computational Intelligence , vol. 50, pp. 63-88, Springer, 2007.  (publisher link)

A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, “Using direct competition to select for competent controllers in evolutionary roboticsRobotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 54, no. 10, pp. 840-857, Oct. 2006.

A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, “Developmental analysis in evolutionary robotics,” in Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE SMC Mountain Workshop on Adaptive and Learning Systems (SMCals’06), July 2006, pp. 201-206.

N.B. Almutairi, M.T. Alrifai, A.L. Nelson “Position Control of an Axial Flux Variable Reluctance PM Motor Using Fuzzy LogicACSE International Journal on Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, vol. 5, no. 4, Dec., 2005.

L. Doitsidis, A. Nelson, M. Long, K. Valavanis, R. Murphy, “Experimental validation of a Matlab based control architecture for multiple robot outdoor navigation,” in Proceedings of the Joint 2005 International Symposium on Intelligent Control & 13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (2005 ISIC-MED), Limassol, Cyprus , June 27-29, 2005.

A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, J.M. Galeotti, S. Rhody, “Maze exploration behaviors using an integrated evolutionary robotics environment  Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 159-173, Mar. 2004.

A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, T.C. Henderson, “Evolution of neural controllers for competitive game playing with teams of mobile robots Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 135-150, Mar. 2004.

G.J. Barlow, T.C. Henderson, A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, “Dynamic leadership protocol for S-netsProceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’04), New Orleans LA, Apr. 26-May 1, 2004, vol. 2, pp. 1091-1096.

D. Gastelum, T. Jones, A. Agarwal, J. Kothari, S. Bhat, H.K. Lee, E. Grant, A. Nelson, S. Rubin, G.K. Lee, “The development of a testbed for evolutionary learning algorithms for mobile robotic coloniesProceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems - Western Multiconference, San Diego CA, 2004, pp. 212-217.

A.L. Nelson, L. Doitsidis, M.T. Long, K.P. Valavanis, R.R. Murphy, “Incorporation of MATLAB into a distributed behavioral robotics architecture,”  Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’04), Sendai, Japan, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2004, pp. 2028-2035.

Grant, E.   Mattos, L.   Barlow, G.   Nelson, A.L.   Luthy, K.   Levedahl, B.   Lee, G.  “Evolutionary neural controllers for mobile robot colonies,” in Proceedings of the World Automation Congress, June 28 - July 1, 2004, vol. 17,  pp.  37-42.

A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, G.J. Barlow, T.C. Henderson, “A colony of robots using vision sensing and evolved neural controllersProceedings of the 2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’03), Las Vegas NV, vol. 3, Oct. 27-31, 2003, pp. 2273-2278.

A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, G.J. Barlow, M. White, “Evolution of autonomous robot behaviors using relative competitive fitnessProceedings of the 2003 International Conference, Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems (KIMAS’03) Modeling, Exploration, and Engineering Systems, Boston MA, Oct. 1-3, 2003, pp. 145-150.

A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, G. Lee, “Developing evolutionary neural controllers for teams of mobile robots playing a complex game Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI 2003), Las Vegas NV, Oct. 27-29, 2003, pp. 212-218.

A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, G. Lee, “Using genetic algorithms to capture behavioral traits exhibited by knowledge based robot agentsProceedings of the ISCA 15th International Conference: Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE-2002), San Diego CA, Nov. 7-9, 2002, pp. 92-97.

J. Galeotti, S. Rhody, A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, G. Lee, “EvBots – the design and construction of a mobile robot colony for conducting evolutionary robotic experimentsProceedings of the ISCA 15th International Conference: Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE-2002), San Diego CA, Nov. 7-9, 2002, pp. 86-91.

A.L. Nelson, E. Grant, T.C. Henderson, “Competitive relative performance evaluation of neural controllers for competitive game playing with teams of real mobile robotsMeasuring the Performance and Intelligence of Systems: Proceedings of the 2002 PerMIS Workshop, NIST Special Publication 990, Gaithersburg MD, Aug. 13-15, 2002, pp. 43-50.

A.L. Nelson, M. Chow, “Characterization of coil faults in an axial flux variable reluctance PM motorIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 340-348, Sept. 2002.

S.H. Bernacki, A.L. Nelson, L. Abdullah, J.K. Sheehan, A. Harris, C. William Davis, S.H. Randell, “Mucin gene expression during differentiation of human airway epithelia in vitro. Muc4 and muc5b are strongly inducedAmerican Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 595-604, Apr. 1999.

K. Burridge, A. Nelson, “An in-gel assay for protein tyrosine phosphatase activity: detection of widespread distribution in cells and tissuesAnalytical Biochemistry, vol. 232, no. 1, pp. 56-64, Nov. 1995.


 

Newsletters:

A. Nelson, M. Chow, “Electric vehicles and axial flux permanent magnet motor propulsion systemsIEEE Industrial Electronics Society Newsletter, vol. 46, no.4, pp.3-6, Dec. 1999.

 

Dissertation and Thesis:

Andrew L Nelson, “Competitive Relative Performance and Fitness Selection for Evolutionary Robotics,” Doctoral Dissertation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 2000.

Andrew L. Nelson,  “Characterization of Winding Faults in Axial Flux Reluctance Motors in the Context of Electric Vehicle Propulsion Systems,” Master's Thesis, Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 2000.



Tutorials:

Lecture Presentation:  Introduction to Fuzzy Logic

Lecture Presentation:  Introduction to Genetic Algorithms

Lecture Presentation:  Introduction to Neural Networks

Lecture Presentation:  Introduction to Reinforcement Learning


Presentations:

Dissertation Presentation:  Competitive Relative Performance and Fitness Selection for Evolutionary Robotics

IROS 2004 Presentation:  Incorporation of MATLAB into a Distributed Behavioral Robotics Architecture

IROS 2003 Presentation:  A Colony of Robots Using Vision Sensing and Evolved Neural Controllers

PerMIS 2002 Presentation:  Competitive relative performance evaluation of neural controllers for competitive game playing with teams of real mobile robots