Eplex Publications


Kenneth O. Stanley and L. B. Soros (2016)
The Role of Subjectivity in the Evaluation of Open-Endedness (short workshop paper)
In: OEE2: The Second Workshop on Open-Ended Evolution at the Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE XV). 2016 (3 pages).

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L. B. Soros and Kenneth O. Stanley (2016)
Is Evolution Fundamentally Creative? (short workshop paper)
In: OEE2: The Second Workshop on Open-Ended Evolution at the Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE XV). 2016 (3 pages).

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Justin K. Pugh, L. B. Soros, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2016)
Quality Diversity: A New Frontier for Evolutionary Computation
In: Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 3(40). 2016 (17 pages).

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Joshua A. Bowren, Justin K. Pugh, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2016)
Fully Autonomous Real-Time Autoencoder-Augmented Hebbian Learning through the Collection of Novel Experiences
In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE XV). Cambrige, MA: MIT Press, 2016 (8 pages).

This paper is accompanied by source code.

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L. B. Soros, Nick Cheney, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2016)
How the Strictness of the Minimal Criterion Impacts Open-Ended Evolution
In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE XV). Cambrige, MA: MIT Press, 2016 (8 pages).

This paper is accompanied by source code.

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Gregory Morse and Kenneth O. Stanley (2016)
Simple Evolutionary Optimization Can Rival Stochastic Gradient Descent in Neural Networks
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2016). New York, NY: ACM, 2015 (8 pages).

This paper is accompanied by source code.

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Bryan Wilder and Kenneth O. Stanley (2015)
Altruists Proliferate Even at a Selective Disadvantage within Their Own Niche
In: PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128654. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128654 (11 pages in PDF).

Source code for the experimental results in this paper is available.

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Justin K. Pugh, L. B. Soros, Paul A. Szerlip, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2015)
Confronting the Challenge of Quality Diversity
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2015). New York, NY: ACM, 2015 (8 pages).

This paper is accompanied by an interactive visualization of the experimental results and source code.

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Bryan Wilder and Kenneth O. Stanley (2015)
Reconciling Explanations for the Evolution of Evolvability
To appear in: Adaptive Behavior journal. London: SAGE, 2015 (18 pages).

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Sebastian Risi, Joel Lehman, David B. D’Ambrosio, Ryan Hall, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2015)
Petalz: Search-based Procedural Content Generation for the Casual Gamer
In: IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2015 (9 pages).

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Paul A. Szerlip, Gregory Morse, Justin K. Pugh, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2015)
Unsupervised Feature Learning through Divergent Discriminative Feature Accumulation
In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2015). Palo Alto, CA: AAAI Press, 2015 (9 pages).

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Amy K. Hoover, Paul A. Szerlip, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2014)
Functional Scaffolding for Composing Additional Musical Voices
In: Computer Music Journal. Cambridge, Massachusetts, US: MIT Press, 38:4, 80-99, Winter 2014 (19 pages).

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Joel Lehman and Kenneth O. Stanley (2014)
Investigating Biological Assumptions through Radical Reimplementation
To appear in: Artificial Life journal, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014 (35 pages)

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Paul Szerlip, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2014)
Steps Toward a Modular Library for Turning Any Evolutionary Domain into an Online Interactive Platform
In: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE XIV). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014 (8 pages).

This paper is accompanied by a new online community: http://WINArk.org

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Paul A. Szerlip, Gregory Morse, Justin K. Pugh, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2014)
Unsupervised Feature Learning through Divergent Discriminative Feature Accumulation
In: ArXiv e-prints. E-print no. 1406.1833, submitted June 2014 (9 pages).

Note:  This arxiv paper is now superseded by the AAAI publication by the same name (above).

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L. B. Soros and Kenneth O. Stanley (2014)
Identifying Necessary Conditions for Open-Ended Evolution through the Artificial Life World of Chromaria
In: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE 14). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014 (8 pages).

Winner of the Best Poster Award at ALIFE 14

This paper is accompanied with a set of video demos and source code here.

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Justin K. Pugh, Andrea Soltoggio, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2014)
Real-time Hebbian Learning from Autoencoder Features for Control Tasks
In: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE XIV). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014 (8 pages).

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Brian G. Woolley and Kenneth O. Stanley (2014)
A Novel Human-Computer Collaboration: Combining Novelty Search with Interactive Evolution
In:Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference(GECCO-2014). New York, NY: ACM (8 pages).

Winner of the Best Paper Award in Artificial Life/Robotics/Evolvable Hardware at GECCO-2014

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Justin K. Pugh, Skyler Goodell, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2014)
Directional Communication in Evolved Multiagent Teams
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2014). New York, NY: ACM, 2014 (8 pages).

This paper is accompanied with a set of video demos at http://tinyurl.com/DirComVideo.

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Sebastian Risi and Kenneth O. Stanley (2014)
Guided Self-Organization in Indirectly Encoded and Evolving Topographic Maps
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2014). New York, NY: ACM (8 pages).

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Sebastian Risi, Joel Lehman, David B. D'Ambrosio, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2014)
Automatically Categorizing Procedurally Generated Content for Collecting Games
In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Procedural Content Generation in Games (PCG) at the 9th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG-2014). New York, NY: ACM (7 pages).

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Gregory Morse, L.B. Soros, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2014)
Additional Stability for Single-Unit Pattern Generators
In: Workshop on Nature-inspired Techniques for Robotics at the 13th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2014). New York, NY: Springer (2 pages).

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Paul A. Szerlip, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2013)
Indirectly Encoded Sodarace for Artificial Life
To appear in: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL-2013, Taormina, Italy). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

This paper is accompanied with a set of interactive demos at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/ecal13/demo/PCA.html.

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Kenneth O. Stanley, Jeff Clune, David B. D'Ambrosio, Colin D. Green, Joel Lehman, Gregory Morse, Justin K. Pugh, Sebastian Risi, and Paul Szerlip (2013)
CPPNs Effectively Encode Fracture: A Response to Critical Factors in the Performance of HyperNEAT
University of Central Florida Dept. of EECS Technical Report CS-TR-13-05 (Maunscript 37 pages).

This paper is accompanied by a companion page of source code, parameters, and videos at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/cfresponse13.html.

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Justin K. Pugh, Skyler Goodell, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2013)
Directional Communication in Evolved Multiagent Teams
University of Central Florida Dept. of EECS Technical Report CS-TR-13-04 (17 pages).

This paper is accompanied with a set of video demos at http://tinyurl.com/DirComVideo.

This technical report is no longer available because it has been superseded by the conference paper Directional Communication in Evolved Multiagent Teams (above)

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Amy K. Hoover, Paul A. Szerlip, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2013)
Implications from Music Generation for Music Appreciation
To appear in: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC-2013, Sydney, Australia).

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Joel Lehman and Kenneth O. Stanley (2013)
Evolvability is Inevitable: Increasing Evolvability Without the Pressure to Adapt
To appear in: PLoS ONE journal. (9 pages).

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Gregory Morse, Sebastian Risi, Charles R. Snyder, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2013)
Single-Unit Pattern Generators for Quadruped Locomotion
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2013). New York, NY: ACM, 2013 (8 pages).

This paper is accompanied with a set of video demos at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/supg/supgql/

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Joel Lehman, Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen (2013)
Effective Diversity Maintenance in Deceptive Domains
To Appear In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2013). New York, NY: ACM, 2013 (8 pages)

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Justin K. Pugh and Kenneth O. Stanley (2013)
Evolving Multimodal Controllers with HyperNEAT
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2013). New York, NY: ACM, 2013 (8 pages).

This manuscript is slightly amended from the published version to correct an omission.

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Sebastian Risi and Kenneth O. Stanley (2013)
Confronting the Challenge of Learning a Flexible Neural Controller for a Diversity of Morphologies
To appear in: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2013). New York, NY:ACM (7 pages).

This paper is accompanied with a set of video demos at http://youtu.be/oLSSt5GyHNk

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Joel Lehman, Sebastian Risi, David B. D'Ambrosio and Kenneth O. Stanley (2013)
Encouraging Reactivity to Create Robust Machines
To appear in: Adaptive Behavior journal. London: SAGE, 2013 (Maunscript 31 pages).

This paper is accompanied with a set of video demos at http://goo.gl/Qn9nz

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David B. D'Ambrosio and Kenneth O. Stanley (2013)
Scalable Multiagent Learning through Indirect Encoding of Policy Geometry
In: Evolutionary Intelligence Journal. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2013 (Maunscript 30 pages).

This paper is accompanied with a set of video demos at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/demos/multiagentcompared.
The final publication is available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12065-012-0086-3. 

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Sebastian Risi, Joel Lehman, David B. D'Ambrosio, Ryan Hall and Kenneth O. Stanley (2012)
Combining Search-based Procedural Content Generation and Social Gaming in the Petalz Video Game
In: Proceedings of the Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference (AIIDE 2012). Menlo Park, CA:AAAI (6 pages).

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Brian G. Woolley and Kenneth O. Stanley (2012)
Exploring Promising Stepping Stones by Combining Novelty Search with Interactive Evolution.
In: ArXiv e-prints. E-print no. 1207.6682, submitted July 2012 (15 pages).

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Andrea Soltoggio and Kenneth O. Stanley (2012)
From Modulated Hebbian Plasticity to Simple Behavior Learning through Noise and Weight Saturation
In: Neural Networks journal, Vol. 34, October 2012, pp. 28–41. New York, NY: Elsevier, 2012 (manuscript 17 pages).

Note: Official Elsevier version is at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neunet.2012.06.005
Videos and source code are at http://andrea.soltoggio.net/rec-sat.

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David B. D'Ambrosio, Skyler Goodell, Joel Lehman, Sebastian Risi, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2012)
Multirobot Behavior Synchronization through Direct Neural Network Communication
In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA-2012). New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2012 (12 pages).

Best Paper Award Finalist at ICIRA 2012

Note: This paper is accompanied with a set of video demos at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/demos/hive-brain-patrol.
The final publication is available at http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-33515-0_59. 

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Joel Lehman, Sebastian Risi, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2012)
On the Benefits of Divergent Search for Evolved Representations
In: Proceedings of the EvoNet 2012 Workshop at the Thirteenth International Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE XIII). (4 pages).

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Sebastian Risi and Kenneth O. Stanley (2012)
An Enhanced Hypercube-Based Encoding for Evolving the Placement, Density and Connectivity of Neurons 
In: Artificial Life journal. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012 (Manuscript 54 pages)

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Sebastian Risi and Kenneth O. Stanley (2012)
A Unified Approach to Evolving Plasticity and Neural Geometry
In: Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2012). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2012 (8 pages).

Winner of the Best Student Paper Award at IJCNN-2012

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Joel Lehman and Kenneth O. Stanley (2012)
Beyond Open-endedness: Quantifying Impressiveness
In: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE XIII). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012 (8 pages).

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Joel Lehman, Sebastian Risi, David B. D'Ambrosio, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2012)
Rewarding Reactivity to Evolve Robust Controllers without Multiple Trials or Noise
In: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE XIII). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012 (8 pages).

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Amy K. Hoover, Paul A. Szerlip, Marie E. Norton, Trevor A. Brindle, Zachary Merritt, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2012)
Generating a Complete Multipart Musical Composition from a Single Monophonic Melody with Functional Scaffolding
In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC-2012, Dublin, Ireland).

Note: This paper is accompanied with a set of musical samples at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/fsmc/iccc2012/.

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David B. D'Ambrosio, Joel Lehman, Sebastian Risi, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2011)
Task Switching in Multiagent Learning through Indirect Encoding
In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011, San Francisco, CA). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE (8 pages).

Note: This article is accompanied by a demonstration video at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/patrolling.html

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Amy K. Hoover, Paul A. Szerlip, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2011)
Generating Musical Accompaniment through Functional Scaffolding
In: Proceedings of the 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC-2011, Padova, Italy).

Note: This paper is accompanied with a set of musical samples at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/fsmc/smc2011/.

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Sebastian Risi and Kenneth O. Stanley (2011)
Enhancing ES-HyperNEAT to Evolve More Complex Regular Neural Networks
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011). New York, NY:ACM (8 pages)

Nominated for Best Paper Award in Generative and Developmental Systems at GECCO-2011

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Joel Lehman and Kenneth O. Stanley (2011) 
Novelty Search and the Problem with Objectives
To appear in: Genetic Programming Theory and Practice IX (GPTP 2011). New York, NY:Springer (20 pages)

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Amy K. Hoover, Paul A. Szerlip, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2011) 
Interactively Evolving Harmonies through Functional Scaffolding
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2011). New York,NY:ACM (8 pages)

Winner of the Best Paper Award in Digital Entertainment Technologies and Arts at GECCO-2011

Note: This paper is accompanied with a set of musical samples at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/fsmc/gecco2011/.

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Joel Lehman and Kenneth O. Stanley (2011) 
Evolving a Diversity of Virtual Creatures through Novelty Search and Local Competition
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2011). New York,NY:ACM (8 pages)

Note: This article is accompanied by demonstration videos at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/ns/vc.html

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Joel Lehman and Kenneth O. Stanley (2011) 
Improving Evolvability through Novelty Search and Self-Adaptation
In: Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2011). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE (8 pages)

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Phillip Verbancsics and Kenneth O. Stanley (2011)
Constraining Connectivity to Encourage Modularity in HyperNEAT
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011). New York, NY:ACM (8 pages)

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Brian G. Woolley and Kenneth O. Stanley (2011)
On the Deleterious Effects of A Priori Objectives on Evolution and Representation
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011). New York, NY:ACM (8 pages)

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Joel Lehman and Kenneth O. Stanley (2011)
Abandoning Objectives: Evolution Through the Search for Novelty Alone
In: Evolutionary Computation journal (19):2, pages 189-223, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011 (39 pages)

Note: This article is accompanied by a demonstration video at  http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/noveltysearch

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Jimmy Secretan, Nicholas Beato, David B. D’Ambrosio, Adelein Rodriguez, Adam Campbell, Jeremiah T. Folsom-Kovarik, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2011)
Picbreeder: A Case Study in Collaborative Evolutionary Exploration of Design Space

In: Evolutionary Computation journal, MIT Press, 2011 (33 pages).

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Phillip Verbancsics and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Constraining Connectivity to Encourage Modularity in HyperNEAT
University of Central Florida Dept. of EECS Technical Report CS-TR-10-10 (31 pages).

Please note: This technical report is no longer available because it has been superseded by the conference paper "Constraining Connectivity to Encourage Modularity in HyperNEAT " (above) 

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Jason Gauci and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Indirect Encoding of Neural Networks for Scalable Go
In:  Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN-2010). New York, NY: Springer (10 pages)

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Brian G. Woolley and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Evolving a Single Scalable Controller for an Octopus Arm with a Variable Number of Segments

In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN-2010). New York, NY: Springer (10 pages)

Note: This article is accompanied by videos at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/octopusArm.

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Phillip Verbancsics and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Evolving Static Representations for Task Transfer
In: Journal of Machine Learning Research 11:  pages 1737-1769. Brookline, MA: Microtome
Publishing (33 pages).

Note: This article is accompanied by videos at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/hyperneat-keepaway.html.

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Sebastian Risi, Charles E. Hughes, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010) 
Evolving Plastic Neural Networks with Novelty Search
In: Adaptive Behavior journal 18(6), pages 470–491, London: SAGE, 2010. Manuscript 41 pages.

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Erin J. Hastings and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Interactive Genetic Engineering of Evolved Video Game Content
In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Procedural Content Generation in Games (PCG) at the 5th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG-2010). New York, NY: ACM (4 pages)

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Sebastian Risi and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Indirectly Encoding Neural Plasticity as a Pattern of Local Rules
In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB 2010). New York, NY: Springer (11 pages)

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Joel Lehman, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Efficiently Evolving Programs through the Search for Novelty
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2010). New York, NY:ACM (8 pages)

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Joel Lehman, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Revising the Evolutionary Computation Abstraction: Minimal Criteria Novelty Search
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2010). New York, NY:ACM (8 pages)

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Phillip Verbancsics and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Transfer Learning through Indirect Encoding
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2010). New York, NY:ACM (8 pages)

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Sebastian Risi, Joel Lehman, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Evolving the Placement and Density of Neurons in the HyperNEAT Substrate
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2010). New York, NY:ACM (8 pages)

Winner of the Best Paper Award in Generative and Developmental Systems at GECCO-2010

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David B. D’Ambrosio, Joel Lehman, Sebastian Risi, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Evolving Policy Geometry for Scalable Multiagent Learning
In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2010). (8 pages)

Note: This paper is accompanied with a set of videos at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/mahnaamas2010.html

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Greg Dubbin and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Learning to Dance through Interactive Evolution
In: Proceedings of the Eighth European Event on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART 2010). New York, NY: Springer, 2010 (10 pages)

Note: This paper is accompanied with a set of videos at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/dance-evolution-videos.html

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Jason Gauci and Kenneth O. Stanley (2010)
Autonomous Evolution of Topographic Regularities in Artificial Neural Networks
In: Neural Computation journal 22(7), pages 1860-1898. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010 (Manuscript 38 pages)

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Erin J. Hastings, Ratan K. Guha, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2009)
Automatic Content Generation in the Galactic Arms Race Video Game
In: IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, volume 1, number 4, pages 245-263, New York: IEEE Press, 2009. (Manuscript 19 pages)

Note: IEEE Official Version available here.

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Erin J. Hastings, Ratan Guha, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2009)
Evolving Content in the Galactic Arms Race Video Game
In: Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games(CIG'09). Piscataway, NJ:IEEE (8 pages)

Winner of the Best Paper Award at the 2009 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games

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Erin J. Hastings, Ratan K. Guha, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2009)
Demonstrating Automatic Content Generation in the Galactic Arms Race Video Game

In: Proceedings of the Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference Demonstration Program (AIIDE’09). Menlo Park, CA:AAAI (2 pages)

Please note: This paper is a short 2-page description of a demonstration that will be given at AIIDE'09.  Please see other papers on GAR for complete treatments.

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Sebastian Risi, Sandy D. Vanderbleek, Charles E. Hughes and Kenneth O. Stanley (2009)
How Novelty Search Escapes the Deceptive Trap of Learning to Learn

In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2009). New York, NY:ACM (8 pages)

Winner of the Best Paper Award in the Artificial Life, Evolutionary Robotics, Adaptive Behavior, Evolvable Hardware Track at GECCO-2009

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Erin J. Hastings, Ratan K. Guha, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2009)
Interactive Evolution of Particle Systems for Computer Graphics and Animation
In: IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, New York: IEEE Press, 2009. (Manuscript 15 pages)

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Amy K. Hoover and Kenneth O. Stanley (2009)
Exploiting Functional Relationships in Musical Composition
In: Connection Science Special Issue on Music, Brain, & Cognition. Abington, UK: Taylor & Francis, 2009 (Manuscript 33 pages)

Note: This paper is accompanied with a set of musical samples at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/neatmusic
Note: This is a preprint of the article accepted in Connection Science © 2009 Taylor & Francis. The journal version of the article is available online at informaworldTM at
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a911513244~db=all?jumptype=alert&alerttype=author,email

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Kenneth O. Stanley, David B. D'Ambrosio, and Jason Gauci (2009)
A Hypercube-Based Encoding for Evolving Large-Scale Neural Networks
To appear in: Artificial Life journal 15(2): pages 185–212. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009 (Manuscript 39 pages)

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Joel Lehman and Kenneth O. Stanley (2008)
Exploiting Open-Endedness to Solve Problems Through the Search for Novelty
To appear in: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE XI). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008 (8 pages)

Note: This paper is accompanied with version 1.0 of the Novelty Search C++ software found here.

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David B. D'Ambrosio and Kenneth O. Stanley (2008)
Generative Encoding for Multiagent Learning
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2008). New York, NY: ACM, 2008 (8 pages)

Winner of the Best Paper Award in Generative and Developmental Systems at GECCO-2008

Note: This paper is accompanied with a set of videos at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/multiagenthyperneat

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Jason Gauci and Kenneth O. Stanley (2008)
A Case Study on the Critical Role of Geometric Regularity in Machine Learning
Proceedings of the Twenty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2008). Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press, 2008 (6 pages)

Note: This paper is accompanied with version 2.4 of the HyperNEAT software found here.

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Jimmy Secretan, Nicholas Beato, David B. D'Ambrosio, Adelein Rodriguez, Adam Campbell and Kenneth O. Stanley (2008)
Picbreeder: Evolving Pictures Collaboratively Online
In: Proceedings of the Computer Human Interaction Conference (CHI 2008). New York, NY: ACM, 2008 (10 pages)

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Amy K. Hoover, Michael P. Rosario, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2008)
Scaffolding for Interactively Evolving Novel Drum Tracks for Existing Songs
In: Proceedings of the Sixth European Workshop on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART 2008). New York, NY: Springer, 2008 (10 pages)

Winner of the Best Paper Award at EvoMUSART 2008

Note: This paper is accompanied with a set of musical samples at http://eplex.cs.ucf.edu/neatdrummer

Note: The official Springer-Verlag version of this article is available at:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/e460174k81226827/

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Kenneth O. Stanley (2007)
Compositional Pattern Producing Networks: A Novel Abstraction of Development
In: Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines Special Issue on Developmental Systems 8(2): 131-162New York, NY: Springer, 2007 (36 pages)

Springer link to article in publication format (requires subscription to Springer): http://www.springerlink.com/content/804411v3703ph210/

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Erin Hastings, Ratan Guha, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2007)
NEAT Particles: Design, Representation, and Animation of Particle System Effects
In: Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG'07). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2007 (7 pages)

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David B. D'Ambrosio and Kenneth O. Stanley (2007)
A Novel Generative Encoding for Exploiting Neural Network Sensor and Output Geometry
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2007). New York, NY: ACM, 2007 (8 pages)

Nominated for Best Paper Award in Generative and Developmental Systems at GECCO-2007

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Jason J. Gauci and Kenneth O. Stanley (2007)
Generating Large-Scale Neural Networks Through Discovering Geometric Regularities
In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2007). New York, NY: ACM, 2007 (8 pages)

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Kenneth O. Stanley (2006)
Patterns Without Development
University of Central Florida Dept. of EECS Technical Report CS-TR-06-01 (40 pages)

Please note: This technical report is no longer available because it has been superseded by the journal article "Compositional Pattern Producing Networks: A Novel Abstraction of Development " (above)  

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Kenneth O. Stanley (2006)
Exploiting Regularity Without Development
In: Proceedings of the AAAI Fall Symposium on Developmental Systems. Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press, 2006 (8 pages)

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Kenneth O. Stanley (2006)
Comparing Artificial Phenotypes with Natural Biological Patterns
Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) Workshop Program. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2006 (2 pages)

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