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(check out the video thumbnails below for fun summary videos, where available)

 

Towards an Understanding of Stochastic Differentiable Neural Architecture Search
Meyer-Lee, G., Cheney, N.
ICLR 2020 Workshop on Neural Architecture Search, 2020
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Unmet needs and behaviour during the Ebola response in Sierra Leone: a retrospective, mixed-methods analysis of community feedback from the Social Mobilization Action Consortium
Skrip, L.A., Bedson, J., Abramowitz, S., Jalloh, M. B., Bah, S., Jalloh, M. F., Langle-Chimal, O. D., Cheney, N., Hébert-Dufresne, L., Althouse, B. M.
The Lancet Planetary Health, 2020
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Learning to Continually Learn
Beaulieu, S., Frati, L., Miconi, T., Lehman, J., Stanley, K., Clune, J., Cheney, N.
European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), 2020
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Using Digital Field Experiments To Elicit Risk Mitigation Behavioral Strategies For Disease Management Across Agricultural Production Systems
Clark, E., Merrill, S., Trinity, L., Bucini, G., Cheney, N., Langle-Chimal, O., Shrum, T., Koliba, C., Zia, A., Smith, J.
PLoS ONE, 2020
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Estimating Biomechanical Time-Series with Wearable Sensors: A Systematic Review of Machine Learning Techniques
Gurchiek, R., Cheney, N., McGinnis, R.
Sensors, 2019
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Embodiment Dictates Learnability in Neural Controllers
Powers, J., Grindle, R., Kriegman, S., Frati, L., Cheney, N., Bongard, J.
arXiv preprint arXiv:1910.07487, 2019
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How Morphological Development Can Guide Evolution
Kriegman, S., Cheney, N., Bongard, J.
Nature Scientific Reports, 2018
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EVO-SCHIRP: Evolved Secure Swarm Communications
Wolf, S., Cooley, R., Borowczak, M., Cheney, N.
ISC2-2018: IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, Workshop on 5G Communication, Security and Privacy in Smart Cities, 2018
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Scalable Co-Optimization of Morphology and Control in Embodied Machines
Cheney, N., Bongard, J., SunSpiral, V., Lipson, H.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2018
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Evolving Soft Locomotion in Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments: Effects of Material Properties and Environmental Transitions
Corucci, F., Cheney, N., Giorgio-Serchi, F., Bongard, J., Laschi, C.
Soft Robotics, 2018
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The Surprising Creativity of Digital Evolution: A Collection of Anecdotes from the Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life Research Communities
Lehman, J., Clune, J., Misevic, D., Adami, C., … Cheney, N., … Yosinski, J.
arXiv preprint arXiv:1803.03453, 2018
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Interoceptive Robustness Through Environment-Mediated Morphological Development
Kriegman, S., Cheney, N., Corucci, F., Bongard, J.
GECCO2018: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2018
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The Role of Embodiment in Open-Ended Evolution
Bongard, J., Cheney, N., Mahoor, Z., Powers, J.
ALIFE2018: The 2018 Conference on Artificial Life, Workshop on Open-Ended Evolution, 2018
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On the Robustness of Convolutional Neural Networks to Internal Architecture and Weight Perturbations
Cheney, N., Schrimpf, M., Kreiman, G.
arXiv preprint arXiv:1703.08245, 2017
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Evolutionary Developmental Soft Robotics as a Framework to Study Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior in Animals and Plants
Corucci, F., Cheney, N., Kriegman, S., Bongard, J., Laschi, C.
Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2017
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A Minimal Developmental Model Can Increase Evolvability in Soft Robots
Kriegman, S., Cheney, N., Corucci, F., Bongard, J.
GECCO2017: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2017
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Simulating the Evolution of Soft and Rigid-Body Robots
Kriegman, S., Cappelle, C., Corucci, F., Bernatskiy, A., Cheney, N.,Bongard, J.
GECCO2017: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, Workshop on Simulation in Evolutionary Robotics, 2017
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On the Difficulty of Co-Optimizing Morphology and Control in Evolved Virtual Creatures
Cheney, N., Bongard, J., SunSpiral, V., Lipson, H.
ALIFE XV, The Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, 2016
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Material Properties Affect Evolution’s Ability to Exploit Morphological Computation in Growing Soft-Bodied Creatures
Corucci, F., Cheney, N., Lipson, H., Laschi, C., Bongard, J.
ALIFE XV, The Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, 2016
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Topological Evolution for Embodied Cellular Automata
Cheney, N., Lipson, H.
Theoretical Computer Science, 2016
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Evolving Swimming Soft-Bodied Creatures
Corucci, F., Cheney, N., Lipson, H., Laschi, C., Bongard, J.
ALIFE XV, The Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Late Breaking Proceedings, 2016
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How the Strictness of the Minimal Criterion Impacts Open-Ended Evolution
Soros, L., Cheney, N., Stanley, K.
ALIFE XV, The Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, 2016
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Evolving Soft Robots in Tight Spaces
Cheney, N., Bongard, J., Lipson, H.
GECCO2015: Proceedings of the annual conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 2015
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Automated Vibrational Design and Natural Frequency Tuning of Multi-Material Structures
Cheney, N., Ritz, E., Lipson, H.
GECCO2014: Proceedings of the annual conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 2014
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Evolved Electrophysiological Soft Robots
Cheney, N., Clune, J., Lipson, H.
ALIFE14: The Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, 2014
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Hands-free Evolution of 3D-printable Objects via Eye Tracking
Cheney, N., Clune, J., Yosinski, J., Lipson, H.
arXiv preprint arXiv:1304.4889, 2013
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Unshackling Evolution: Evolving Soft Robots with Multiple Materials and a Powerful Generative Encoding
Cheney, N., MacCurdy, R., Clune, J., Lipson, H.
GECCO2013: Proceedings of the annual conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 2013
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Ablation of Multi-Wavelet Reentry: Agreement between an Evolutionary Computational and a Conceptually Guided Strategy
Celis, S., Cheney, N., Eppstein, M., Benson, B., Spector, P.
unpublished
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