Microbial Fuel Cell Driven Behavioral Dynamics in Robot Simulations
2010 (English)In: Artificial Life XII. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems / [ed] Harold Fellermann, Mark Dörr, Martin M. Hanczyc, Lone Ladegaard Laursen, Sarah Maurer, Daniel Merkle, Pierre-Alain Monnard, Kasper Stoy and Steen Rasmussen, 2010, 749-756 p.Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
With the present study we report the first application of a recently proposed model for realistic microbial fuel cells (MFCs) energy generation dynamics, suitable for robotic simulations with minimal and extremely limited computational overhead. A simulated agent was adapted in orderto engage in a viable interaction with its environment. It achieved energy autonomy by maintaining viable levels of the critical variables of MFCs, namely cathodic hydration and anodic substrate biochemical energy. After unsupervised adaptation by genetic algorithm, these crucial variables modulate the behavioral dynamics expressed by viable robots intheir interaction with the environment. The analysis of this physically rooted and self-organized dynamic action selection mechanism constitutes a novel practical contribution of this work. We also compare two different viable strategies, a self-organized continuous and a pulsed behavior, in order to foresee the possible cognitive implications of such biologicalmechatronics hybrid symbionts in a novel scenario of ecologically grounded energy and motivational autonomy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 749-756 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77223ISBN: 0-262-29075-8ISBN: 978-0-262-29075-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77223DiVA: diva2:525639
The 12th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, 19-23 August, Odense, Denmark