Publications

Book Chapters

BC1 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2015). Modelling Synchronisation in Multirobot Systems with Cellular Automata. In: “Robots and Lattice Automata”, eds. G. Sirakoulis and A. Adamatzky. Emergence, Complexity and Computation 13, 267-293. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.

Journal Publications

IJ9 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2017). Evolutionary Online Behaviour Learning and Adaptation in Real Robots. Royal Society Open Science 4, 160938, forthcoming.

IJ8 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2017). Hyper-Learning Algorithms for Online Evolution of Robot Controllers. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, to appear. Invited article.

IJ7 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2017). Evolutionary Online Learning in Multirobot Systems. AI Matters 3(1), 23-24.

IJ6 F. Silva, P. Urbano, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2016). Open Issues in Evolutionary Robotics. Evolutionary Computation 24(2), 205-236.
Available at: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/10.1162/EVCO_a_00172. Open access article.
“Notable Article” distinction – 21st Annual Best of Computing by ACM Computing Reviews.
http://www.computingreviews.com/recommend/bestof/notableitems.cfm?bestYear=2016

IJ5 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2016). Evolutionary Robotics. Scholarpedia 11(7), 33333.

IJ4 M. Duarte, V. Costa, J. Gomes, T. Rodrigues, F. Silva, S. M. Oliveira, and A.L. Christensen (2016). Evolution of Collective Behaviors for a Real Swarm of Aquatic Surface Robots. PLoS ONE 11(3), e0151834.

IJ3 F. Silva, P. Urbano, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2015). odNEAT: An Algorithm for Decentralised Online Evolution of Robotic Controllers. Evolutionary Computation 23(3), 421-449.

IJ2 F. Silva, P. Urbano, and A. L. Christensen (2014). Online Evolution of Adaptive Robot Behaviour. International Journal of Natural Computing Research 4(2). 59-77. Invited article.

IJ1 F. Silva and L. Correia (2013). An Experimental Study of Noise and Asynchrony in Elementary Cellular Automata with Sampling Compensation. Natural Computing 12(4), 573-588.

Conference Publications

IC22 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2016). Online Hyper-Evolution of Controllers in Multirobot Systems. In 10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO). IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ.
Best Student Paper Award.

IC21 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2016). Leveraging online racing and population cloning in evolutionary multirobot systems. In: 19th European Conf. on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation (EvoApplications), pp. 165-180. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.
Best Paper Award (Evolutionary Robotics track).

IC20 M. Duarte, J. Gomes, V. Costa, T. Rodrigues, F. Silva, V. Lobo, M. Marques, S. M. Oliveira, and A. L. Christensen (2016). Application of Swarm Robotic Systems to Marine Environmental Monitoring. In: IEEE/MTS OCEANS 2016, pp. 1-8. IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ.

IC19 M. Duarte, V. Costa, J. Gomes, T. Rodrigues, F. Silva, S. M. Oliveira, and A. L. Christensen (2016). Unleashing the Potential of Evolutionary Swarm Robotics in the Real World. In: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), pp. 159-160. ACM Press, New York, NY.

IC18 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2015). A Case Study on the Scalability of Online Evolution of Robotic Controllers. In: 17th Portuguese Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA), pp. 189-200. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.

IC17 R. Mills, P. Zahadat, F. Silva, D. Miklic, P. Mariano, T. Schmickl, and L. Correia (2015). Coordination of Collective Behaviours in Spatially Separated Agents. In: 13th European Conf. on Artificial Life (ECAL), pp. 579-586. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

IC16 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2015). R-HybrID: Evolution of Agent Controllers with a Hybridisation of Indirect and Direct Encodings. In: International Conf. on Auton. Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), pp. 735-744. IFAAMAS, Richland, SC.

IC15 F. Silva, A. L. Christensen, and L. Correia (2015). Engineering Online Evolution of Robot Behaviour. In: International Conf. on Auton. Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), pp. 2017-2018. IFAAMAS, Richland, SC.

IC14 A. L. Christensen, S. M. Oliveira, O. Postolache, M. J. de Oliveira, S. Sargento, P. Santana, L. Nunes, F. Velez, P. Sebastião, V. Costa, M. Duarte, J. Gomes, T. Rodrigues, and F. Silva (2015). Design of Communication and Control for Swarms of Aquatic Surface Drones. In: 7th International Conf. on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART), pp. 548-555. SCITEPRESS, Lisbon, Portugal.

IC13 F. J. Velez, A. Nadziejko, A. L. Christensen, S. M. Oliveira, T. Rodrigues, V. Costa, M. Duarte, F. Silva, and J. Gomes (2015). Wireless Sensor and Networking Technologies for Swarms of Aquatic Surface Drones. In: IEEE 82nd Vehicular Technology Conf., pp. 1-2. IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ.

IC12 F. J. Velez, A. Nadziejko, A. L. Christensen, S. M. Oliveira, T. Rodrigues, V. Costa, M. Duarte, F. Silva, and J. Gomes (2015). Experimental Characterization of WSNs Applied to Swarms of Aquatic Surface Drones. In: 10th Conf. on Telecommunications. Unpublished.

IC11 A. L. Christensen, S. M. Oliveira, O. Postolache, M. J. de Oliveira, S. Sargento, P. Santana, L. Nunes, F. Velez, P. Sebastião, V. Costa, M. Duarte, J. Gomes, T. Rodrigues, and F. Silva (2014). Communication and Control for Swarms of Aquatic Surface Drones: the HANCAD and CORATAM projects. In: 8º Congresso do Comité da URSI. ANACOM, Lisbon, Portugal.

IC10 F. Silva, M. Duarte, S. M. Oliveira, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2014). The Case for Engineering the Evolution of Robot Controllers. In: 14th International Conf. on the Synthesis & Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE). pp. 703-710. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

IC9 M. Duarte, F. Silva, T. Rodrigues, S. M. Oliveira, and A. L. Christensen (2014). JBotEvolver: A Versatile Simulation Platform for Evolutionary Robotics. In: 14th International Conf. on the Synthesis & Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE), pp. 210-211. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

IC8 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2014). Speeding up Online Evolution of Robotic Controllers with Macro-neurons. In: 16th European Conf. on Applications of Evolutionary Computation (EvoApplications), pp. 765-776. Springer, Berlin, Germany.

IC7 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2013). Dynamics of Neuronal Models in Online Neuroevolution of Robotic Controllers. In: 16th Portuguese Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA), pp. 90-101. Springer, Berlin, Germany.
Top paper of the Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms track. Nominated for the Best Paper Award. Nominated for the Best Student Paper Award.

IC6 J. Gomes, F. Silva, and T. Chambel (2012). Genetic Soundtracks: Creative Matching of Audio to Video. In: 6th International Conf. on Digital Arts (ARTECH), pp. 349-352. Online Proceedings.

IC5 F. Silva, P. Urbano, and A. L. Christensen (2012). Adaptation of Robot Behaviour through Online Evolution and Neuromodulated Learning. In: 13th Ibero-American Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (IBERAMIA), pp. 300-309. Springer, Berlin, Germany.

IC4 F. Silva and L. Correia (2012). A Study of Stochastic Noise and Asynchronism in Elementary Cellular Automata. In: 10th International Conf. on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry (ACRI), pp. 679-688. Springer, Berlin, Germany.

IC3 F. Silva, P. Urbano, S. M. Oliveira and A. L. Christensen (2012). odNEAT: An Algorithm for Distributed Online, On-board Evolution of Robot Behaviours. In: 13th International Conf. on the Simulation & Synthesis of Living Systems (ALIFE), pp. 251-258. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
Tied for the Best Paper Award in the Collective Dynamics track.

IC2 F. Silva and L. Correia (2011). Noise and Intermediate Asynchronism in Cellular Automata with Sampling Compensation. In: 15th Portuguese Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA), pp. 209-222. Online Proceedings.

IC1 J.P. Neto and F. Silva (2011). Parallelization of Algorithms with Recurrent Neural Networks. In: 10th International Conf. on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms (ICANNGA), pp. 61-69. Springer, Berlin, Germany.

Peer-reviewed Videos

IV1 A. L. Christensen, M. Duarte, V. Costa, T. Rodrigues, J. Gomes, F. Silva, and S. M. Oliveira (2016). A Sea of Robots. In: AAAI Video Competition 2016.
Won Best Robot Video Award and a “Shakey” trophy. https://goo.gl/Qxgi12.

Workshop Publications

WS2 F. Silva, L. Correia, and A. L. Christensen (2014). Towards Online Evolution of Control for Real Robots with odNEAT. In: 3rd International Workshop on the Evolution of Physical Systems, held as part of ALIFE 14. Unpublished.

WS1 F. Silva, P. Urbano, and A.L. Christensen (2012). Continuous Adaptation of Robot Behaviour through Online Evolution and Neuromodulated Learning. In: 5th International Workshop on Evolutionary and Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Robot Systems (ERLARS 2012), held as part of ECAI 2012. N. Siebel, Berlin, Germany, pp. 9-18, ISSN 2190-5576 (print), ISSN 2190-5746 (online).

Thesis and Technical Reports

TR3 F. Silva (2017). Evolutionary Online Behaviour Learning and Adaptation in Robotic Systems. PhD dissertation, Faculty of Sciences, Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal.

TR2 F. Silva (2013). Engineering Online Evolution of Robot Behaviour. PhD Qualifying Exam, Faculty of Sciences, Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal.

TR1 F. Silva (2012). Online Evolution of Robot Behaviour. MSc thesis, Faculty of Sciences, Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal.