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Stefano Nolfi

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stefano.nolfi@istc.cnr.it
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Via S. Martino della Battaglia 44 - 00185 Rome - Italy

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Research Director
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Stefano Nolfi is a research director of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and director of the Laboratory of Autonomous Robots and Artificial Life of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies. He is one of the founders of Evolutionary Robotics. His research activities focus on the evolution and development of behavioural and cognitive skills in natural and artificial embodied agents (robots). He authored/co-authored more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications including a monograph book on Evolutionary Robotics published by MIT Press in 2000, and an edited book on Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents published by Springer Verlag in 2010. He coordinated and participated to several research projects founded by international agencies including the currently running ITALK project (founded by the European Commission and coordinated by the University of Plymouth, UK) and H2Swarm project (founded by the European Science Foundations that he coordinates). 

For more information see http://laral.istc.cnr.it/nolfi

 

Publications


Journal articles

   2013
Dorigo M., Floreano D., Gambardella L., Mondada F., Nolfi S., Baaboura T., Birattari M., Bonani M., Brambilla M., Brutschy A., Burnier D., Campo A., Christensen A. L., Decugnière A., Di Caro G., Ducatelle F., Ferrante E., Förster A., Guzzi J., Longchamp V., Magnenat S., Martinez Gonzales J., Mathews N., Montes De Oca M., O'Grady R., Pinciroli C., Pini G., Rétornaz P., Roberts J., Sperati V., Stirling T., Stranieri A., Stützle T., Trianni V., Tuci E., Turgut A. E., Vaussard F. Swarmanoid: A novel concept for the study of heterogeneous robotic swarms. In: IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 20 (4) pp. 60 - 71. IEEE, 2013.  image   image   image
Petrosino G., Parisi D., Nolfi S. Selective attention enables action selection: evidence from evolutionary robotics experiments. In: Adaptive Behavior, vol. 21 (5) pp. 356 - 370. Sage, 2013.  image   image   image

   2012
Nolfi S. Co-evolving predator and prey robots. In: Adaptive Behavior, vol. 20 (1) pp. 10 - 15. SAGE PUBLICATIONS, 2012.  image   image   image

   2011
Gigliotta O., Pezzulo G., Nolfi S. Evolution of a predictive internal model in an embodied and situated agent. In: Theory in Biosciences, vol. 130 ((4)) pp. 259 - 276. Editors-in-Chief: O. Breidbach; P.F. Stadler; J. Jost (ed.). Springer-Verlag, 2011.  image   image   image
Gigliotta O., Pezzulo G., Nolfi S. Evolution of a predictive internal model in an embodied and situated agent. In: Theory in Biosciences, vol. 130 (4) pp. 259 - 276. Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011.  image   image   image
Pezzulo G., Baldassarre G., Cesta A., Nolfi S. Research on Cognitive Robotics at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council of Italy. In: Cognitive Processing, vol. 12 pp. 367 - 374. Springer, 2011.  image   image
Pezzulo G., Cesta A., Nolfi S. Research on cognitive robotics at the institute of cognitive sciences and technologies, national research council of italy. In: Cognitive Processing International Quarterly of Cognitive Science, vol. 12 (4) pp. 367 - 374. Springer, 2011.  image   image   image
Sperati V., Trianni V., Nolfi S. Self-organised path formation in a swarm of robots. In: Swarm Intellilgence, vol. 5 (2) pp. 97 - 119. Springer, 2011.  image   image   image
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Engineering the Evolution of Self-Organising Behaviours in Swarm Robotics: A Case Study. In: Artificial Life, vol. 17 (3) pp. 183 - 202. The MIT Press, 2011.  image   image   image
Tuci E., Ferrauto T., Zeschel A., Massera G., Nolfi S. An Experiment on Behavior Generalization and the Emergence of Linguistic Compositionality in Evolving Robots. In: IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, vol. 3 (2) pp. 176 - 189. IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 2011.  image   image   image
Uno R., Marocco D., Nolfi S., Ikegami T. Emergence of proto-sentences in artificial communicating systems. In: IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, vol. 3 (2) pp. 146 - 153. IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 2011.  image   image

   2010
Cangelosi A., Metta G., Sagerer G., Nolfi S., Nehaniv C., Fischer K., Tani J., Belpaeme T., Sandini G., Fadiga L., Wrede B., Rohlfing k., Tuci E., Dautenhahn K., Saunders J., Zeschel A. Integration of action and language knowledge: A roadmap for development robotics. In: IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, vol. 2 pp. 167 - 195. 2010.
Gigliotta O., Pezzulo G., Nolfi S. Emergence of an internal model in evolving robots subjected to sensory deprivation. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6226/2010 pp. 575 - 586. From Animals to Animats 11 Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, Volume 6226/2010 Subseries: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1st Edition., 2010, XVI, 662 p., Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-15192-7. Doncieux, S.; Girard, B.; Guillot, A.; Hallam, J.; Meyer, J.-A.; Mouret, J.-B. (Eds.) (eds.). Springer, 2010.  image   image   image
Massera G., Tuci E., Ferrauto T., Nolfi S. The Facilitatory Role of Linguistic Instructions on Developing Manipulation Skills. In: IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, vol. 5 pp. 33 - 42. 2010.
Mirolli M., Ferrauto T., Nolfi S. Categorisation through evidence accumulation in an active vision system. In: Connection Science, vol. 22 (4) pp. 331 - 354. 2010.  image
Tuci E., Massera G., Nolfi S. Active categorical perception of object shapes in a simulated anthropomorphic robotic arm. In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, vol. 14(6) pp. 885 - 899. 2010.

   2009
Baldassarre G., Nolfi S. Strengths and synergies of evolved and designed controllers: a study within collective robotics. In: Artificial Intelligence, vol. 173 pp. 857 - 875. 2009.  image
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Self-Organising Sync in a Robotic Swarm. A Dynamical System View. In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, vol. 13(4) pp. 722 - 741. 2009.

   2008
Gigliotta O., Cardaci M., Nolfi S. Formazione di rappresentazioni spaziali in robot mobili. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 2 pp. 305 - 317. 2008.
Gigliotta O., Nolfi S. On the Coupling between Agent Internal and Agent/Environmental Dynamics: Development of Spatial Representations in Evolving Autonomous Robots. In: ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR, vol. 16 pp. 148 - 165. 2008.
Miglino O., Gigliotta O., Ponticorvo M., Nolfi S. Breedbot: an evolutionary robotics application in digital content. In: ELECTRONIC LIBRARY, vol. 26 pp. 363 - 373. 2008.
Nolfi S., Ikegami T., Tani J. Behavior and Mind as a Complex Adaptive System. In: ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR, vol. 16 pp. 101 - 103. 2008.
Sperati V., Trianni V., Nolfi S. Evolving coordinated group behaviours through maximization of mean mutual information. In: Swarm Intelligence Journal, vol. 2 pp. 73 - 95. 2008.

   2007
Baldassarre G., Trianni V., Bonani M., Mondada F., Dorigo M., Nolfi S. Self-organised coordinated motion in groups of physically connected robots. In: IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part B-Cybernetics, vol. 37 (1) pp. 244 - 239. 2007.  image
Marocco D., Nolfi S. Emergence of communication in embodied agents evolved for the ability to solve a collective navigation problem. In: CONNECTION SCIENCE, vol. 19 pp. 53 - 74. 2007.
Massera G., Cangelosi A., Nolfi S. Evolution of Prehension Ability in an Anthropomorphic Neurorobotic Arm. In: Frontiers in Neurobotics, vol. 1 pp. 1 - 9. 2007.

   2006
Baldassarre G., Parisi D., Nolfi S. Distributed coordination of simulated robots based on self-organization. In: Artificial Life, vol. 12 (3) pp. 289 - 311. 2006.  image
Nolfi S. Behaviour as a complex adaptive system: on the role of self-organization in the development of individual and collective behaviour. In: ComplexUs, vol. 2 pp. 195 - 203. 2006.
Trianni V., Nolfi S., Dorigo M. Cooperative Hole Avoidance in a Swarm-bot. In: ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, vol. 52 pp. 97 - 103. 2006.

   2005
Dorigo M., Tuci E., Gross R., Trianni V., Labella T., Nouyan S., Ampatzis C., Deneubourg J., Baldassarre G., Nolfi S., Mondada F., Floreano D., Gambardella L. The SWARM-BOTS project. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3342 pp. 31 - 44. E. Sahin, W. M. Spears (eds.). Springer, 2005.  image   image
Mondada F., Gambardella L., Floreano D., Nolfi S., Deneubourg J., Dorigo M. The Cooperation of Swarm-bots: Physical Interactions in Collective Robotics. In: IEEE ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION MAGAZINE, vol. 12-2 pp. 21 - 28. 2005.
Nolfi S. Emergence of Communication in Embodied Agents: Co-Adapting Communicative and Non-Communicative Behaviours. In: CONNECTION SCIENCE, vol. 17 pp. 231 - 248. 2005.

   2004
Bianco R., Nolfi S. Evolving the neural controller for a robotic arm able to grasp objects on the basis of tactile sensors. In: ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR, vol. 12 pp. 37 - 45. 2004.
Bianco R., Nolfi S. Toward open-ended evolutionary robotics: evolving elementary robotic units able to self-assemble and self-reproduce. In: CONNECTION SCIENCE, vol. 4 pp. 227 - 248. 2004.
Dorigo M., Trianni V., Sahin E., Gross R., Labella T. H., Baldassarre G., Nolfi S., Deneubourg J., Mondada F., Floreano D., Gambardella L. M. Evolving self-organizing behaviors for a swarmbot, Autonomous Robots. In: Autonomous Robots, vol. 17 pp. 223 - 245. 2004.  image
Nolfi S. Evolutionary Robotics: Looking Forward. In: CONNECTION SCIENCE, vol. 4 pp. 223 - 225. 2004.

   2003
Baldassarre G., Nolfi S., Parisi D. Evolving mobile robots able to display collective behaviours. In: Artificial Life, vol. 9 (3) pp. 255 - 267. 2003.  image
Marocco D., Cangelosi A., Nolfi S. The Role of Social and Cognitive Factors in the Emergence of Communication: Experiments in Evolutionary Robotics. In: PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, vol. 361 pp. 2397 - 2421. 2003.
Nolfi S., Denebourg J., Floreano D., Gambardella L., Mondada F., Dorigo M. Swarm-Bots: Swarm of Mobile Robots able to Self-Assemble and Self-Organize. In: Ercim News, vol. 53 pp. 25 - 26. 2003.

   2002
Nolfi S. Evolving robots able to self-localize in the environment: The importance of viewing cognition as the result of processes occurring at different time scales. In: CONNECTION SCIENCE, vol. 3 pp. 231 - 244. 2002.
Nolfi S., Marocco D. Evolving robots able to visually discriminate between objects with different sizes. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION, vol. 17 pp. 163 - 170. 2002.
Nolfi S. Power and Limits of Reactive Agents. In: NEUROCOMPUTING, vol. 42 pp. 119 - 145. 2002.
Nolfi S., Floreano D. Synthesis of autonomous robots through evolution. In: TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, vol. 6 pp. 31 - 37. 2002.

   2001
Nolfi S., Marocco D. Evolving robots able to integrate sensory-motor information over time. In: THEORY IN BIOSCIENCES, vol. 120 pp. 287 - 310. 2001.

   2000
Calabretta R., Nolfi S., Parisi D., Wagner G. Duplication of modules facilitates the evolution of functional specialization. In: ARTIFICIAL LIFE, vol. 6 pp. 69 - 84. 2000.

Books/Monographs

   2009
Nolfi S. Che Cos'ਠla Robotica Autonoma. Roma: Carocci Editore, 2009.

   2004
Nolfi S. Evolutionary Robotics: Looking forward. London: Taylor & Francis Journal, 2004.

   2002
Miglino O., Nolfi S. La psicologia degli automi. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2002.

Contribution to Book/Monograph

   2014
Sperati V., Trianni V., Nolfi S. Mutual Information As a Task-Independent Utility Function for Evolutionary Robotics. In: Guided Self-Organization: Inception. pp. 389 - 414. M. Prokopenko (ed.). (Emergence, Complexity and Computation, vol. 9). Berlin: Springer, 2014.  image   image   image

   2012
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Evolving collective control, cooperation and distributed cognition. In: Handbook of Collective Robotics - Fundamentals and Challenges. pp. 168 - 189. S. Kernbach (ed.). Singapore: Pan Stanford Publishing, 2012.  image   image

   2010
De Greef J., Nolfi S. Evolution of implicit and explicit communication in a group of mobile robots. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2010.
Mirolli M., Nolfi S. Evolving communication in embodied agents: Theory, methods, and evaluation. In: Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents. pp. 105 - 121. S. Nolfi, M. Mirolli (eds.). Berlin: Springer, 2010.  image   image
Nolfi S., Mirolli M. Evolving communication in embodied agents: Assessment and open challenges. In: Evolution of communication and language in embodied and agents. pp. 215 - 220. S. Nolfi, M. Mirolli (eds.). Berlin: Springer, 2010.  image   image
Nolfi S., Gigliotta O. Evorobot*: A tool for running experiments on the evolution of communication. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2010.

   2009
Nolfi S. Behavior and cognition as a complex adaptive system: Insights from robotic experiments. General editors: Dov M. Gabbay, Paul Thagard and J, 2009.

   2008
Floreano D., Husband P., Nolfi S. Evolutionary Robotics. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2008.
Trianni V., Nolfi S., Dorigo M. Evolution, self-organisation and swarm robotics. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2008.

   2007
Acerbi A., Nolfi S. Social Learning and Cultural Evolution in Embodied and Situated Agents. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007.
Gigliotta O., Nolfi S. Formation of spatial representations in evolving autonomous robots. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2007.
Marocco D., Nolfi S. Communication in Natural and Artificial Organisms Experiments in evolutionary robotics. In: Emergence of Communication and Language. pp. 189 - 206. C. Lyon, C. L. Nehaniv, A. Cangelosi (eds.). Berlin: Springer, 2007.  image   image
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Minimal communication strategies for self-organising synchronisation behaviours. Piscataway: IEEE Press, 2007.

   2006
Gigliotta O., Cardaci M., Nolfi S. L'emergere di rappresentazioni spaziali nella comunicazione tra robot mobili. Genova: Erga Edizioni, 2006.
Marocco D., Nolfi S. Emergence of communication in teams of embodied and situated agents. Singapore: Cangelosi A., Smith A.D.M., Smith K., 2006.
Marocco D., Nolfi S. Self-Organization of Communication in Evolving Robots. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2006.
Massera G., Cangelosi A., Nolfi S. Developing a reaching behaviour in a simulated anthropomorphic robotic arm through an evolutionary technique. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2006.
Mazzapioda M., Nolfi S. Synchronization within homogeneous neural modules controlling a simulated hexapod robot. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2006.
Parisi D., Nolfi S. Sociality in embodied neural agents. Cambridge: R. Sun, 2006.

   2005
Gigliotta O., Caretti M., Shokur S., Nolfi S. Developing a Robot able to Follow a Human Target in a Domestic Environment. Roma: ISTC, 2005.
Marocco D., Nolfi S. Emergence of Communication in Embodied Agents: Co-Adapting Communicative and Non-Communicative Behaviours. Singapore: World Scientific, 2005.
Massera G., Nolfi S., Cangelosi A. Evolving a Simulated Robotic Arm Able to Grasp Objects. Singapore: World Scientific, 2005.
McPartland M., Nolfi S., Abbass H. Emergence of communication in competitive multi-agent systems: a pareto multi-objective approach. New York: ACM Press, 2005.
Nolfi S. Behaviour as a complex adaptive system: On the role of self-organization in the development of individual and collective behaviour. Paris: Ecole Polytechnique, 2005.

   2004
Trianni V., Nolfi S., Dorigo M. Hole Avoidance: Experiments in coordinated motion on rough terrain. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2004.

   2003
Bianco R., Caretti M., Nolfi S. Developing a Robot able to Follow a Human Target in a Domestic Environment. Roma: Ist. di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, CNR, 2003.
Cangelosi A., Nolfi S., Parisi D. Artificial life models of neural development. London: Academic Press, 2003.
Nolfi S., Baldassarre G., Marocco D. The importance of viewing cognition as the result of emergent processes occurring at different time scales. In: Dynamic Systems Approach for Embodiment and Sociality. pp. 43 - 56. Murase K., Asakura T (eds.). Magill-Australia: Advanced Knowledge International Press, 2003.  image

   2002
Mondada F., Pettinaro G., Kwee I., Guignard A., Gambardella L., Floreano D., Nolfi S., Deneubourg J., Dorigo M. SWARM-BOT: A Swarm of Autonomous Mobile Robots with Self-Assembling Capabilities. Zurich, Switzerland: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2002.
Nolfi S., Marocco D. Active perception: A sensorimotor account of object categorization. Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press, 2002.
Nolfi S., Parisi D. Evolution of Artificial Neural Networks. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.
Nolfi S., Marocco D. Evolving robots able to integrate sensory-motor information over time. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Verlag, 2002.
Nolfi S. Learning and Evolution in Neural Networks. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.
Nolfi S., Miglino O. Studying the emergence of grounded representations: exploiting the power and the limits of sensory-motor coordination. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Press, 2002.

   2000
Calabretta R., Nolfi S., Parisi D., Wagner G. P. An artificial life model for investigating the evolution of modularity. In Y. Bar-Yam, (ed.), Unifying Themes in Complex Systems, pp 103-113, Perseus Books, Cambridge, MA, USA. Cambridge, MA, USA.: Perseus Books, 2000.

Proceedings

   2012
Griffiths S. S., Nolfi S., Morlino G., Schillingmann L., Kuehnel S., Rohlfing K., Wrede B. Bottom-Up Learning of Feedback in a Categorization Task. In: ICDL-Epirorob 2012 - 2012 IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (San Diego, California, USA, 7-9 November 2012). Proceedings, pp. 1 - 6. IEEE Conference Publications, 2012.  image   image   image
Leugger T., Nolfi S. Action Development and Integration in an Humanoid iCub Robot. In: Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, First International Conference, Living Machines 2012. Proceedings (Barcelona, 9-12 July 2012). Proceedings, pp. 369 - 370. T.T. Prescott, N.F. Lepora, A. Mura, P.F.M.J. Verschure (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 7375). Springer, 2012.  image   image   image
Leugger T., Nolfi S. Action Development and integration in a humanoid iCub robot: How language exposure and self-talk facilitate action development. In: COGNITIVE 2012 - COGNITIVE 2012, The Fourth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications (Nice, France, 22-27 July 2012). Proceedings, pp. 24 - 30. (IARIA Conferences). ThinkMind, 2012.  image   image
Savastano P., Nolfi S. Incremental learning in a 14 DOF simulated iCub robot: Modelling infant reach/grasp development. In: Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, First International Conference, Living Machines 2012. Proceedings (Barcelona, 9-12 July 2012). Proceedings, pp. 250 - 261. T.T. Prescott, N.F. Lepora, A. Mura, P.F.M.J. Verschure (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 7375). Springer, 2012.  image   image   image

   2011
Morlino G., Sterbini A., Nolfi S. Development of Abstract Categories in Embodied Agents. In: ECAL 2009 - Advances in Artificial Life. Darwin Meets von Neumann. 10th Europen Conference, ECAL 2009, Budapest, Hungary, September 13-16, 2009. Pt. 1 (Budapest, 13-16 September 2009). Proceedings, pp. 213 - 221. G. Kampis, I. Karsai, E. Szathmáry (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5777). Springer Verlag, 2011.  image   image
Tuci E., Massera G., Nolfi S. On the Dynamics of Active Categorisation of Different Objects Shape through Tactile Sensors. In: ECAL 2009 - Advances in Artificial Life. Darwin Meets von Neumann. 10th Europen Conference, ECAL 2009, Budapest, Hungary, September 13-16, 2009. Pt.1 (Budapest, 13-16 September 2009). Proceedings, pp. 124 - 131. G. Kampis, I. Karsai, E. Szathmáry (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 5777). Springer, 2011.  image   image   image

   2010
Morlino G., Gianelli C., Borghi A. M., Nolfi S. Developing the Ability to Manipulate Objects: A Comparative Study with Humans and Artificial Agents. In: EPIROB10 - Tenth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (Lund, ). Proceedings, pp. 169 - 170. Lund University Cognitive Studies, 2010.  image   image
Sperati V., Trianni V., Nolfi S. Evolution of self-organised path formation in a swarm of robots. In: 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS2010), (Berlin, ). Proceedings, 2010.
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Re-engineering evolution: A study in self-organising synchronisation. In: 12th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALife XII) (Cambridge, ). Proceedings, 2010.
Tuci E., Ferrauto T., Massera G., Nolfi S. Co-development of linguistic and behavioural skills: compositional semantics and behaviour generalisation. In: 11th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB2010) (Heidelberg, ). Proceedings, 2010.
Tuci E., Ferrauto T., Massera G., Nolfi S. The Evolution of behavioural and linguistic skills to execute and generate two-word instructions in agents controlled by dynamical neutral networks. In: 12th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALife XII) (Cambridge, ). Proceedings, 2010.

   2009
Ferrauto T., Tuci E., Mirolli M., Massera G., Nolfi S. Two examples of active categorisation processes distributed over time. In: EpiRob'09 - Ninth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems. (Venice, Italy, 12-14 November 2009). Proceedings, pp. 49 - 56. L. Canamero, P.-Y Oudeyer, C. Balkenius (eds.). (Lund University Cognitive Studies, vol. 146). Lund University, 2009.  image
Gigliotta O., Pezzulo G., Nolfi S. How internal modeling arises when 'the world is not enough': an evolutionary robotics study. In: Epirob 2009 - Ninth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems (Venice, 12-14 November 2009). Proceedings, article n. -. -, 2009.  image   image
Gigliotta O., Sperati V., Nolfi S. Robotics Attack!. In: WIVACE 2009 - Modelli, sistemi e applicazioni di Vita Artificiale e Computazione Evolutiva, WIVACE 2009. Atti del VI Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale e Computazione Evolutiva (Napoli, 23-25 novembre 2009). Atti, pp. 109 - 115. O. Miglino, M. Ponticorvo, A. Rega, F. Rubinacci (eds.). Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, 2009.  image
Gigliotta O., Mirolli M., Nolfi S. Who is the learder? Dynamic role allocation through communication in a population of homogeneous robots. In: Wivace 2008 - Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computatrion: Proceedings of Wivace 2008 (Venice, 8-10 September 2008). Atti, pp. 167 - 177. R. Serra, M. Villani, I. Poli (eds.). World Scientific, 2009.  image
Mazzapioda M., Cangelosi A., Nolfi S. Evolving morphology and control: A distributed approach. In: CEC2009 - IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 2009. CEC '09, Trondheim. Proceedings (Trondheim, Norway, 18.21 May 2009). Proceedings, pp. 2217 - 2224. (Proceedings of the IEEE). IEEE, 2009.  image   image   image
Tuci E., Massera G., Nolfi S. Active categorical perception in an evolved anthropomorphic robotic arm. In: IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), special session on Evolutionary Robotics2009.

   2008
Martius G., Nolfi S., Herrmann M. Emergence of Interaction among Adaptive Agents. In: SAB 2008 - From Animals to Animats 10, 10th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2008. Proceedings (Osaka, Japan, 7-12 July 2008). Proceedings, pp. 457 - 466. M. Asada, J. C.T. Hallam, J.-A. Meyer, J. Tani (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 5040). Springer, 2008.  image   image   image
Trianni V., Nolfi S. Self-Organising Sync in a Robotic Swarm. In: First International Workshop on Non-Linear Dynamics and Synchronization (INDS08) (Klagenfurt, ). Proceedings, 2008.

   2007
Acerbi A., Marocco D., Nolfi S. Social facilitation on the development of foraging behaviours in a population of autonomous robots. In: ECAL 2007 - Advances in Artificial Life, 9th European Conference, ECAL 2007. Proceedings (Lisbon, 10-14 September 2007). Proceedings, pp. 625 - 634. F. Almeida e Costa, L. M. Rocha, E. Costa, I. Harvey, A. Coutinho (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4648). Springer, 2007.  image   image   image
Gigliotta O., Cardaci M., Nolfi S. Formazione di rappresentazioni spaziali dinamiche in robot mobili. In: WIVACE 2007 Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale e Computazione Evolutiva (Baia Samuele, Sampieri (Ragusa, ). Atti, 2007.
Miglino O., Gigliotta O., Ponticorvo M., Nolfi S. Breedbot: An Edutainment Robotics System to Link Digital and Real World. In: KES 2007 - Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, 11th International Conference, KES 2007, XVII Italian Workshop on Neural Networks,2007. Proceedings (Vietri sul Mare, Italy, 12-14 September 2007). Proceedings, pp. 74 - 81. B. Apolloni, R. J. Howlett, L. Jain (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4693). Springer, 2007.  image   image   image
Trianni V., Ampatzis C., Christensen A., Tuci E., Dorigo M., Nolfi S. From Solitary to Collective Behaviours: Decision Making and Cooperation. In: ECAL 2007 - Advances in Artificial Life,9th European Conference, ECAL 2007. Proceedings (Lisbon, 10-14 September 2007). Proceedings, pp. 575 - 584. F. Almeida e Costa, L. M. Rocha, E. Costa, I. Harvey, A. Coutinho (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4648). Springer, 2007.  image   image   image
Uno R., Marocco D., Nolfi S., Ikegami T. Transition from Imperatives to Declaratives in Artificial Communicating Systems. In: Workshop Social Learning in Embodied Agents in 9th European Conference on Artificial Life (Lisbon, Portugal, ). Proceedings, 2007.
Zappacosta S., Nolfi S., Baldassarre G. A Testbed for Neural-Network Models Capable of Integrating Information in Time. In: ABiALS 2006 - Anticipatory Behavior in Adaptive Learning Systems. From Brains to Individual and Social Behavior (Rome, Italy, 30 September 2006). Proceedings, pp. 189 - 217. M.V. Butz, O. Sigaud, G. Pezzulo, G. Baldassarre (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4520). Springer, 2007.  image   image   image

   2006
Marocco D., Nolfi S. Origins of Communication in Evolving Robots. In: SAB 2006 - From Animals to Animats 9. 9th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2006. Proceedings (Rome, Italy, 25-29 September 2006). Proceedings, pp. 789 - 803. S. Nolfi, G. Baldassarre, R. Calabretta, J. Hallam, D. Marocco, O. Miglino, J.-A. Meyer, D. Parisi (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4095). Springer, 2006.  image   image   image
Mazzapioda G., Nolfi S. Synchronization and gait adaptation in evolving hexapod robots. In: SAB 2006 - From Animals to Animats 9. 9th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2006, Rome, Italy, September 25-29, 2006, Proceedings (Rome, Italy, 25-29 September 2006). Proceedings, pp. 113 - 125. S. Nolfi, G. Baldassarre, R. Calabretta, J. Hallam, D. Marocco, O. Miglino, J.-A. Meyer, D. Parisi (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4095). Springer, 2006.  image   image   image
Zappacosta S., Baldassarre G., Nolfi S. Elman neural networks and time integration for object recognition. In: WIVA3 - Terzo Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale (Siena, Italy, 13-15 September 2006). Atti, article n. .. A. Acerbi, S. Giansante, D. Marocco (eds.). Centro Sistemi Complessi, 2006.  image   image

   2005
Baldassarre G., Parisi D., Nolfi S. Sciami di robot che esplorano un ambiente collinoso. In: Secondo Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale (Roma, Italy, 2-5 Marzo 2005). Atti, Baldassarre G., Marocco D. Mirolli M (eds.). 2005.
Gigliotta O., Caretti M., Shokur S., Nolfi S. Toward a Person-Follower Robot. In: Second RoboCare Workshop. Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, CNR (Roma, ). Atti, 2005.
Marocco D., Nolfi S. Emergenza della comunicazione in robot mobili. In: II workshop italiano di Vita Artificiale (roma, ). Atti, 2005.
Massera G., Nolfi S. Un Controllo Distribuito basato su Reti Neurali per il movimento di un robot esapodo. In: II Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale (Roma, ). Atti, 2005.
Mazzapioda M., Nolfi S. Drosoph: A Biological approach to Body-Brain Co-Evolution. In: II Workshop italiano di Vita Artificiale (Roma, ). Atti, 2005.

   2004
Baldassarre G., Parisi D., Nolfi S. Coordinamento distribuito mediante auto-organizzazione. In: AISC2 - Secondo Convegno Nazionale dell'Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive (Ivrea (TO), Italy, 19-20 Marzo 2004). Atti, Ivrea: Interaction Design Institute, 2004.  image
Baldassarre G., Parisi D., Nolfi S. Coordination and behavior integration in cooperating simulated robots. In: SAB2004 - From animals to animats 8. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (Los Angeles, 13-17 July 2004). Proceedings, pp. 385 - 394. S. Schaal, A. Ijspeert, A. Billard, S. Vijayak, J. Hallam, J.-A.Meyer (eds.). (Complex Adaptive Systems). MIT Press, 2004.  image
Baldassarre G., Parisi D., Nolfi S. Measuring coordination as entropy decrease in groups of linked simulated robots. In: ICCS2004 - Fifth International Conference on Complex Systems (Boston, MA USA, 16-21 May 2004). Proceedings, pp. e1 - 14. The New England Complex Systems Institute, 2004.  image

   2003
Baldassarre G., Nolfi S., Parisi D. Conformismo ed indipendenza sociale per il controllo di robot simulati in compiti collettivi. In: Congresso nazionale della sezione di psicologia sperimentale (Bari, Italy, 22-25 Settembre 2003). Atti, pp. 92 - 94. Bellelli Guglielmo (ed.). Bari: Grafica 080, 2003.  image
Baldassarre G., Nolfi S., Parisi D. Evolution of collective behaviour in a team of physically linked robots. In: EvoROB2003 - Applications of Evolutionary Computing - EvoWorkshops 2003: EvoBIO, EvoCOP, EvoIASP, EvoMUSART, EvoROB, and EvoSTIM. Proceedings (Essex, UK, 14-16 April 2003). Proceedings, pp. 581 - 592. G. Raidl, A. Guillot, J.-A. Meyer (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 2611). Springer, 2003.  image
Baldassarre G., Nolfi S., Parisi D. Metodi evolutivi per il controllo di gruppi di robot simulati: emergenza di ruoli dinamici di leader e follower. In: Congresso nazionale della sezione di psicologia sperimentale (Bari, Italy, 22-25 Settembre 2003). Atti, pp. 95 - 97. Bellelli Guglielmo (ed.). Bari: Grafica 080, 2003.  image
Marocco D., Nolfi S. Percezione attiva: strategie senso-motorie per la discriminazione di oggetti. In: Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale (Rende, Cosenza, ). Atti, 2003.

   2002
Nolfi S., Baldassarre G., Marocco D. The importance of viewing cognition as the result of emergent processes occurring at different time scales. In: HART2002 - The Third International Symposium on Human and Artificial Intelligent Systems: Dynamic Systems Approach for Embodiment and Sociality (Fukui, Japan, 6-7 December 2002). Proceedings, pp. 63 - 76. T. Asakura, K. Murase i (eds.). Fukui University Press, 2002.  image

Editorials

   2010
Nolfi S., Mirolli M. A Synthetic Approach to the Study of the Evolution of Communication and Language. pp. 1 - 9. S. Nolfi, M. Mirolli (eds.). Springer, 2010.  image   image   image

   2008
Nolfi S., Ikegami T., Tani J. Special Issue on Behavior and Mind as a Complex Adaptive System. Nolfi S., Ikegami T., Tani J (eds.). 2008.

   2006
Nolfi S., Baldassarre G., Calabretta R., Hallam J., Marocco D., Meyer J., Miglino O., Parisi D. From Animals to Animats 9. 9th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2006. Proceedings. p. .. S. Nolfi, G. Baldassarre, R. Calabretta, J. Hallam, D. Marocco, O. Miglino, J.-A. Meyer, D. Parisi (eds.). Springer, 2006.  image   image   image

   2004
Nolfi S. Special Issue on Evolutionary Robotics: Looking Forward. Nolfi S (ed.). 2004.

Technical reports

   2006
Zappacosta S., Baldassarre G., Nolfi S. Elman neural networks and time integration for object recognition. Technical report Technical Report LARAL-ISTC-CNR-2006/001, 2006.  image

Abstracts

   2012
Morlino G., Gianelli C., Borghi A. M., Nolfi S. Category learning through action: A study with human and artificial agents. In: Cognitive Processing. Abstract, vol. 13 pp. s47 - s48. Springer, 2012.  image   image

   2011
Morlino G., Griffiths S. S., Schillingmann L., Nolfi S., Wrede B., Rohlfing K. Human and Artificial Agents Learning Categories in Interaction. In: ICCNS 2011 - International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems (Boston, USA, 11-14 May 2011). Abstract, pp. 1 - 1. Boston University, 2011.  image   image

   2005
Massera G., Nolfi S., Cangelosi A. Evolving a Simulated Robotic Arm Able to Grasp Objects. In: Cognition and Action: Proceeding of the Ninth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop Progress in Neural Processing (Singapore, 2005).

Projects

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Thu, 01/09/2011 - Fri, 30/05/2014
ESF
Sat, 01/03/2008 - Tue, 28/02/2012
FP7
Sun, 01/10/2006 - Thu, 30/09/2010
FP6
Thu, 01/01/2004 - Mon, 31/03/2008
IP - FP6
Sun, 01/04/2001 - Tue, 31/05/2005
FP5

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