John Rieffel

Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Union College


 Publications 

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Journal Papers

Conference Papers

Thesis

Book Reviews

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Journal Papers

Rieffel, J., Knox, D., Smith, S. and Trimmer, B (2014) ``Growing and Evolving Soft Robots'', Artificial Life 20 (1) (pdf)

Rieffel, J. , Valero-Cuevas, F. and Lipson, H. (2010) "Morphological Communication: Exploiting Coupled Dynamics in a Complex Mechanical Structure to Achieve Locomotion". J. R. Soc. Interface.(pdf)

Rieffel, J., Valero-Cuevas, F. and Lipson, H. (2009) ``Automated Discovery and Optimization of Large Irregular Tensegrity Structures''. Computers and Structures Journal.(pdf bibtex)

Conference Papers

Khazanov, M., Jocque, J., and Rieffel, J (2014) "Developing Morphological Computation in Tensegrity Robots for Controllable Actuation", Student Workshop at the 2013 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO). ACM.(pdf)

Khazanov, M., Jocque, J., and Rieffel, J (2014) "Evolution of Locomotion on a Physical Tensegrity Robot", Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE13). MIT Press. (pdf)

Khazanov, M., Humphreys, B., Keat, W., and Rieffel, J. (2013) "Exploiting dynamical complexity in a physical tensegrity robot to achieve locomotion." Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL. Vol. 12. 2013.(pdf)

Rieffel, J. (2013) "Heterochronic scaling of developmental durations in evolved soft robots." Proceeding of the fifteenth annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference. ACM.(pdf)

Rieffel, J. and Smith, S., (2012), ``Growing and Evolving Soft Robots with a Face-Encoding Tetrahedral Grammar (poster)'', Proceedings of the 2012 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO)(pdf)

Kuehn, T. and Rieffel, J. (2012) Automatically Designing and Printing Objects with EvoFab 0.2'', Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALife XIII), pp. 372-378 (pdf)

Knox, D., and Rieffel, J (2011) "Scalable co-evolution of soft robot properties and gaits". Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ECAL). MIT Press. 416--422. (pdf)

Sayles, D. and Rieffel, J., (2010) "EvoFab: A Fully Embodied Evolutionary Fabricator". (2010) Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Evolvable Hardware. Springer. (pdf)

Rieffel, J, and Trimmer, B. (2010) "Body/Brain Co-Evolution in Soft Robots" (Extended Abstract) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE12). MIT Press. 257--260.(pdf)

Smith, S., and Rieffel, J. (2010) "A Face-Encoding Grammar for the Generation of Tetrahedral-Mesh Soft Bodies". Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE12). MIT Press. 414--420.(pdf bibtex)

Rieffel, J., Saunders, F., Nadimpalli, S., Zhou, H., Hassoun, S., Rife, J. and Trimmer, B."Evolving Soft Robotic Locomotion in PhysX", Proceedings of the 2009 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. (pdf bibtex)

Saunders, F., Rieffel, J. and Rife, J. (2009) ``A Method of Accelerating Convergence for Genetic Algorithms Evolving Morphological and Control Parameters for a Biomimetic Robot'', International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents.(pdf)

Rieffel, J., Trimmer, B. and Lipson, H. (2008) ``Mechanism as mind: what tensegrities and caterpillars can teach us about soft robotics.'' Artificial Life XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems.(pdf)

Rieffel, J., Valero-Cuevas, F. and Lipson, H. (2007) ``Growing form-filling tensegrity structures using map L-systems (abstract)''. Proceedings of the 2007 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference.(pdf)

Rieffel, J., Stuk, R. and Lipson, H. (2007) ``Locomotion of a Tensegrity Robot Via Dynamically Coupled Modules''. Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Morphological Computation.(pdf)

Rieffel, J. and Pollack, J. (2006) ``An Endosymbiotic Model for Modular Acquisition in Stochastic Developmental Systems''. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALIFE X).(pdf)

Rieffel, J. and Pollack, J. (2005) ``Crossing the Fabrication Gap: Evolving Assembly Plans to Build 3-D Objects''. 2005 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation.(pdf)

Rieffel, J. and Pollack, J. (2005) ``Automated Assembly as Situated Development: Using Artificial Ontogenies to Evolve Buildable 3-D Objects''. Proceedings of the 2005 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference.(pdf)

Rieffel, J. and Pollack, J. (2005). ``Evolutionary Fabrication: The Emergence of Novel Assembly Methods in Artificial Ontogenies". SEEDS workshop, at the 2005 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference.(pdf)

Rieffel, J. and Pollack, J. (2005) ``Evolving Assembly Plans for Fully Automated Design and Assembly.'' Proceedings of the 2005 NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware.(pdf)

Rieffel, J. and Pollack, J. (2004) "The Emergence of Ontogenic Scaffolding in a Stochastic Development Environment." Proceedings of the 2004 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2004).(pdf)

Rieffel, J. and Pollack, J. (2004) ``Artificial Ontogenies for Real World Design and Assembly.'' Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALIFE9) Workshop: Self-Organization and Development in Artificial and Natural Systems (SODANS) 2004. (pdf)

Rieffel, J., DiLeo, C., and Maxwell, B.A. (1999) ``Evolving Optimal Histogram Parameters for Object Recognition'', Proceedings, SPIE Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XVIII. (pdf)

Thesis

Rieffel, J. (2006) "Evolutionary Fabrication: the co-evolution of form and formation." PhD thesis, Brandeis University, 2006. (pdf)

Book Reviews

Rieffel, J. (2011) ``Book Review: Trent McConaghy, P. Palmers, G. Peng, Michiel Steyaert, Georges Gielen: Variation-aware analog structural synthesis: a computational intelligence approach'', Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines: Volume 12, Issue 4 (2011), Page 461-462 (pdf)

BiBTeX Source

Here is a BibTeX file of all of my publications which I try to keep current. Please inform me of any errors you find. Thanks to the students of CSC497 2012 for their help in compiling this.