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Publications

Journal & Conference Papers

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Heiko Hamann, Mostafa Wahby, Thomas Schmickl, Payam Zahadat, Daniel Hofstadler, Kasper Stoy, Sebastian Risi, Andres Faiña, Frank Veenstra, Serge Kernbach, Igor Kuksin, Olga Kernbach, Phil Ayres, Przemyslaw Wojtaszek
“flora robotica – Mixed Societies of Symbiotic Robot-Plant Bio-Hybrids”
IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life (IEEE ALIFE’15), 2015

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Mostafa Wahby, Mohammad Divband Soorati, Sebastian von Mammen, Heiko Hamann
“Evolution of Controllers for Robot-Plant Bio-Hybdrids: A Simple Case Study Using a Model of Plant Growth and Motion”
Workshop Computational Intelligence, Dortmund, 26.-27.11.2015

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Mohammad Divband Soorati and Heiko Hamann
“The Effect of Fitness Function Design on Performance in Evolutionary Robotics: The Influence of a Priori Knowledge”
Proc. of the 24th Int. Conf. on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO ’15), pp. 153-160, ACM, 2015

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Payam Zahadat, Heiko Hamann, Thomas Schmickl
“Evolving Collective Behaviors With Diverse But Predictable Sensor States”
13th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2015), York, UK, p. 174, MIT Press, 2015

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Payam Zahadat, Heiko Hamann, Thomas Schmickl
“Evolving Diverse Collective Behaviors Independent of Swarm Density”
Workshop Evolving Collective Behaviors in Robotics, GECCO 2015, Madrid, Spain, pp. 1245-1246, ACM, 2015

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Mostafa Wahby, Alexander Weinhold, Heiko Hamann
“Revisiting BEECLUST: Aggregation of Swarm Robots with Adaptiveness to Different Light Settings”
Proc. of the 9th EAI Int. Conf. on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT’15, formerly BIONETICS)
pp. 272-279, ICST, 2015

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Heiko Hamann, Yara Khaluf, Jean Botev, Mohammad Divband Soorati, Eliseo Ferrante, Oliver Kosak, Jean-Marc Montanier, Sanaz Mostaghim, Richard Redpath, Jonathan Timmis, Frank Veenstra, Mostafa Wahby, Ales Zamuda
“Hybrid Societies: Challenges and Perspectives in the Design of Collective Behavior in Self-organizing Systems”
Frontiers in Robotics and AI, section Computational Intelligence, 3(14), 2016

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Mary Katherine Heinrich and Phil Ayres
“For Time-Continuous Optimisation: Replacing Automation with Interactive Visualisation in Multi-Objective Behavioural Design”
Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing, Proc. of the 21st CAADRIA Conference, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 373-382, 2016

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Frank Veenstra, Andrés Faíña, Kasper Støy, Sebastian Risi
“Generating Artificial Plant Morphologies for Function and Aesthetics through Evolving L-Systems”
Proc. of the 15th Int. Conf. on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE XV), Cancún, Mexico, 2016

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Mary Katherine Heinrich and Phil Ayres
“Using the Phase Space to Design Complexity – Design Methodology for Distributed Control of Architectural Robotic Elements”
Complexity & Simplicity, Proc. of the 34th eCAADe Conference, Vol. 1, Oulu, Finland, pp. 413-422, eCAADe, 2016

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Mostafa Wahby, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Mary Katherine Heinrich, Payam Zahadat, Heiko Hamann
“An Evolutionary Robotics Approach to the Control of Plant Growth and Motion: Modeling Plants and Crossing the Reality Gap”
10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2016), Augsburg, Germany, 2016

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Payam Zahadat, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Thomas Schmickl
“Vascular Morphogenesis Controller: A Distributed Controller for Growing Artificial Structures”
10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2016), Augsburg, Germany, 2016

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Mary Katherine Heinrich, Mostafa Wahby, Mohammad Divband Soorati, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Payam Zahadat, Phil Ayres, Kasper Støy, Heiko Hamann
“Self-Organized Construction with Continuous Building Material: Higher Flexibility based on Braided Structures”
1st International Workshop on Self-Organising Construction (SOCO), SASO 2016 and ICCAC 2016, Augsburg, Germany, 2016

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Mohammad Divband Soorati and Heiko Hamann
“Robot Self-Assembly as Adaptive Growth Process: Collective Selection of Seed Position and Self-Organizing Tree-Structures”
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, Korea, 2016

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Mary Katherine Heinrich, Phil Ayres and Yaneer Bar-Yam
“A Multiscale Model of Morphological Complexity in Cities-Characterising Emergent Homogeneity and Heterogeneity”
ShoCK!-Sharing Computational Knowledge. Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) International Conference, Rome, Italy, 2017

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Mateusz Zwierzycki, Petras Vestartas, Mary Katherine Heinrich and Phil Ayres
“High Resolution Representation and Simulation of Braided Structures”
Disciplines & Disruption. Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) International Conference, MIT, Cam., 2017

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Heiko Hamann, Mohammad Divband Soorati, Mary Katherine Heinrich, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Igor Kuksin, Frank Veenstra, Mostafa Wahby, Stig Anton Nielsen, Sebastian Risi, Tomasz Skrzypczak, Payam Zahadat, Przemyslaw Wojtaszek, Kasper Støy, Thomas Schmickl, Serge Kernbach and Phil Ayres
“Flora robotica–An Architectural System Combining Living Natural Plants and Distributed Robots”
arXiv preprint arXiv:1709.04291, 2017

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Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Mostafa Wahby, Mary Katherine Heinrich, Heiko Hamann, Payam Zahadat, Phil Ayres and Thomas Schmickl
“Evolved control of natural plants: Crossing the reality gap for user-defined steering of growth and motion”
ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), 2017

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Petras Vestartas, Mary Katherine Heinrich, Mateusz Zwierzycki, David Andres Leon, Ashkan Cheheltan, Riccardo La Magna and Phil Ayres
“Design Tools and Workflows for Braided Structures”
Humanizing Digital Reality, Design Modelling Symposium (DMS), International Conference, Paris, 2017

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Payam Zahadat, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler and Thomas Schmickl
Development of Morphology Based on Resource Distribution: Finding the Shortest Path in a Maze by Vascular Morphogenesis Controller
14th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL-2017), Lyon, France, 2017

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Payam Zahadat and Thomas Schmickl
Vascular Morphogenesis Controller: A Generative Model for Developing Morphology of Artificial Structures
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017), Berlin, Germany, 2017

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Payam Zahadat and Thomas Schmickl
Locomotion as a Result of Displacement of Resources
The 2018 Conference on Artificial Life: A Hybrid of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) and the International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE), 2018

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Payam Zahadat, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler and Thomas Schmickl
Morphogenesis as a Collective Decision of Agents Competing for Limited Resource: a Plants Approach
In: Dorigo M., Birattari M., Blum C., Christensen A., Reina A., Trianni V. (eds) Swarm Intelligence. ANTS 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11172. Springer, Cham.,  2018

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Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Joshua Cherian Varughese, Stig Anton Nielsen, David Andres Leon, Phil Ayres, Payam Zahadat and Thomas Schmickl
“Artificial Plants-Vascular Morphogenesis Controller-guided growth of braided structures”
arXiv preprint arXiv:1804.06343, 2018

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Mostafa Wahby, Mary Katherine Heinrich, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Payam Zahadat, Sebastian Risi, Phil Ayres, Thomas Schmickl and Heiko Hamann
“A Robot to Shape your Natural Plant: The Machine Learning Approach to Model and Control Bio-Hybrid Systems”
GECCO’18, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), International Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2018

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Frank Veenstra, Jonas Jørgensen and Sebastian Risi
“Evolution of Fin Undulation on a Physical Knifefish-inspired Soft Robot”
GECCO’18, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), International Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2018

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Mary Katherine Heinrich, Payam Zahadat, John Harding, Mads Brandt, Emil Buchwald, Leonardo Castaman, Kit Wai Chan, Malte Harrig, Stian Holte, Lynn Kieffer, Jens Jørgensen, Chao-Yuan Liang, Erik Lima Skjæveland, Sofie Lund Michaelsen, Viktoria Millentrup, Suna Petersen, Martin Petrov, Enrico Pontello, Fabian Puller, Gabriella Rossi, Johanne Skalle, Sofia Stylianou, Alma Bangsgaard Svendsen, James Walker, Paul Nicholas and Phil Ayres
“Using Interactive Evolution to Design Behaviors for Non-deterministic Self-organized Construction”
SimAUD, International Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, 2018

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Frank Veenstra, Pablo González de Prado Salas, Josh Bongard, Kasper Støy and Sebastian Risi
“Intrinsic Mortality Governs Evolvability”
Artificial Life Conference Proceedings, MIT Press, 2018

Winner of the best student paper award

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Phil Ayres, Alison Grace Martin and Mateusz Zwierzycki
“Beyond the Basket Case: A principled approach to the modelling of kagome weave patterns for the fabrication of interlaced lattice structures using straight strips.”
Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG), International Conference, Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2018

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Mostafa Wahby, Mary Katherine Heinrich, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Ewald Neufeld, Igor Kuksin, Payam Zahadat, Thomas Schmickl, Phil Ayres and Heiko Hamann
“Autonomously Shaping Natural Climbing Plants: A Bio-hybrid Approach”
Royal Society Open Science, 2018

Posters

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Tomasz Skrzypczak, Przemysław Wojtaszek, Daniel Hofstadler, Payam Zahadat, Thomas Schmickl, Sebastian Risi, Andres Faiña, Frank Veenstra, Kasper Stoy, Igor Kuksin, Yury Nepomnyashchiy, Olga Kernbach, Serge Kernbach, Mary Katherine Heinrich, David Andres Leon, Phil Ayres, Mostafa Wahby, Mohammad Soorati, Heiko Hamann
“Flora Robotica: societies of symbiotic robot-plant bio-hybrids as social architectural artifacts”
Plant Biology Europe EPSO/FESPB 2016 Congress in Prague, 26-30 June 2016