Long-term investigation of artificial evolution of nervous systems for robots, with emphasis on visually guided robots acting in the real world; insect-inspired naviagtion; biorobotics; theoretical and practical development of advanced evolutionary algorithms for hard engineering and design optimisation problems; development of biologically inspired artificial neural networks, including incorporation of diffusable modulators; computational neuroscience; computer manipulation of sound and image; history and philosophy of AI; machine learning. Member of Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems (EASY) group, co-founder of Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR)


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