E-puck - A Robotic Platform for Studying the Evolution of Communication

  title={E-puck - A Robotic Platform for Studying the Evolution of Communication},
  author={Dario Floreano and Sara Mitri and Julien Hubert},
  booktitle={Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents},
which is an important feature for any studies involving groups of robots. Despite its simplicity, though, a user may customize the robot to specific experiments by building (or purchasing) additional turrets that can be stacked on the robot to extend its capabilities. The development of the e-puck robot is based on an open-hardware concept, where all documents and code are freely available and are continuously being developed by its user community epu (2008), which results in a large degree of… 
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