Publications of Stefano Nolfi

 

In English

 

Books

Nolfi S. & Floreano D. (2000). Evolutionary Robotics: The Biology, Intelligence, and Technology of Self-Organizing Machines. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press/Bradford Books.

Edited Volumes

4. Lio' P, Miglino O., Nicosia G., Nolfi S. and Pavone M. (2013). Advances in Artificial Life, Proceedings of the Twelfth European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ECAL 2013). Cambridge. MA: MIT Press. pdf
4. Nolfi S., Mirolli M. (2010). Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
3. Nolfi S., Ikegami T., and Tani J. (2008). Special Issue on "Behavior and Mind as a Complex Adaptive System", Adaptive Behavior, 16: 101-103.
2. Nolfi S., Baldassarre G., Calabretta R., Hallam J., Marocco D., Miglino O., Meyer J-A & Parisi D. (2006). From animals to animats 9: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behaviour. LNAI. Volume 4095. Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag.
1. Nolfi S. (2004). Special Issue on "Evolutionary Robotics: Looking forward". Connection Science.

Journals

76. Andre’ J.B., Nolfi S. (2016). Evolutionary robotics simulations help explain why reciprocity is rare in nature. Scientific Reports. 6:32785 pdf
75. Simeone L., Nolfi S. (2016). The emergence of selective attention through probabilistic associations between stimuli and actions, PLoS ONE. 11(7): e0166174 pdf

74. Milano N., Nolfi S. (2016). Robustness to faults promotes evolvability: Insights from evolving digital circuits, PLoS ONE. 11(7): e0158627 pdf

73. Carvalho J.T., Nolfi S. (2016). Cognitive offloading does not prevent but rather promotes cognitive development, PLoS ONE. 11(8): e0160679. pdf

72. Carvalho J.T., Nolfi S. (2016). Behavioural plasticity in evolving robots. Theory in Biosciences: 1–16 pdf

71. Janssen R., Nolfi S., Haselager P, Sprinkhuizen-Kuyper I. (2016). Cyclic incrementality in competitive coevolution: Evolvability through pseudo-baldwinian switching genes. Artificial Life, (22) 3:319-351. pdf

70. Lyon C., Nehaniv V., Sounders J., Belpaeme T., Bisio A., Fischer K., Forster F., Lehmann H., Metta G., Mahan V., Morse A., Nolfi S., Nolfi F., Rohlfing K., Sciutti A., Tani J., Wrede B., Zeschel A., and Cangelosi A. (2016). Embodied Language Learning and Cognitive Bootstrapping: Methods and Design Principles. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 13: 105. pdf

69. Pagliuca P., Nolfi S. (2015). Integrating learning by experience and demonstration in autonomous robots. Adaptive Behavior, 1-15. pdf

68. Lio P, Miglino O., Nicosia G., Nolfi S., Pavone M. (2015). Advances in artificial life: Synthesis and simulation of living systems, Artificial Life, 21 (4): 397-397
67. Simione L., Nolfi S. (2015). Selection-for-action emerges in neural networks trained to learn spatial associations between stimuli and actions. Cognitive Processing, 16 (1): 393-397 pdf

66. Morlino G., Gianelli C., Borghi A., Nolfi S. (2015). Learning to manipulate and categorize in human and artificial agents. Cognitive Science, (39) 1: 39-64 pdf

65. Gigliotta O., Mirolli M., Nolfi S. (2014). Communication based dynamic role allocations in a group of homogeneous robots. Natural Computing 13: 391-402 pdf

64. Haasdijk, E., Bredeche, N., Nolfi, S., Eiben, A.E. (2014). Evolutionary Robotics. Evolutionary Intelligence, 7 (2): 69-70 <
63. Simione L., Nolfi S. (2014). The role of selective attention and action selection in the development of multiple action capabilities. Connection Science, 26 (4): 389-402 pdf

62. Massera G., Ferrauto T., Gigliotta O., Nolfi S. (2014). Designing adaptive humanoid robots through the FARSA open-source framework. Adaptive Behavior, 22 (3):255-265 pdf

61. Broz F., Nehaniv C.L., Belpaeme T., Bisio A., Dautenhahn K., Fadiga L., Ferrauto T., Fischer K., F. Förster, Gigliotta O., Griffiths S., Lehmann H., Lohan C.S., Lyon S., Marocco D., Massera G., Metta G., Mohan V., Morse A., Nolfi S., Nori F., Peniak M., Pitsch K., Rohlfing K.J., Sagerer G., Sato Y., Saunders J., Schillingmann L., Sciutti A., Tikhanoff V., Wrede B., Zeschel A., and Cangelosi A. (2014). The ITALK Project: A Developmental Robotics Approach to the Study of Individual, Social, and Linguistic Learning. Topics in Cognitive Science, 1-11 pdf

60. Savastano P., Nolfi S. (2013). A Robotic Model of Reaching and Grasping Development. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development,(5) 4: 326-336 pdf

59. Petrosino G., Parisi D. Nolfi S. (2013). Selective attention enables action selection: evidence from evolutionary robotics experiments. Adaptive Behavior, 21(5):356-370 pdf

58. Dorigo M., D. Floreano, L. M. Gambardella, F. Mondada, S. Nolfi, T. Baaboura, M. Birattari, M. Bonani, M. Brambilla, A. Brutschy, D. Burnier, A. Campo, A. L. Christensen, A. Decugniere, G. Di Caro, F. Ducatelle, E. Ferrante, A. Forster, J. Guzzi, V. Longchamp, S. Magnenat, J. Martinez Gonzales, N. Mathews, M. Montes de Oca, R. O-Grady, C. Pinciroli, G. Pini, P. Retornaz, J. Roberts, V. Sperati, T. Stirling, A. Stranieri, T. Stutzle, V. Trianni, E. Tuci, A. E. Turgut, and F. Vaussard (2013). Swarmanoid: A Novel Concept for the Study of Heterogeneous Robotic Swarms. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 20(4): 60-71. pdf

57. Nolfi S. (2012). Co-evolving predator and prey robots. Adaptive Behavior, 20 (1):10-15. pdf

56. Morlino G., Giannelli C., Borghi A. and Nolfi S. (2012). Category learning through action: a study with human and artificial agents. Cognitive Processing, 13 (1): 47-48.

55. Onofrio G.,Pezzulo G. Nolfi S. (2011). Evolution of a predictive internal model in an embodied and situated agent. Theory in Biosciences, vol. 130(4), pp. 259-276. pdf

54. Tuci E., Ferrauto T., Zeschel A., Massera G., Nolfi S. (2011). An Experiment on behaviour generalisation and the emergence of linguistic compositionality in evolving robots, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, (3) 2: 176-189.pdf

53. Uno R., Marocco D., Nolfi S., Ikegami T. (2011). Emergence of proto-sentences in artificial communicating systems, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, (3) 2: 146-153. pdf

52. Sperati V., Trianni V., Nolfi S. (2011) Self-Organised Path Formation in a Swarm of Robots. Swarm Intelligence, 5:97-119. pdf

51. Trianni V., Nolfi S. (2011). Engineering the evolution of self-organizing behaviors in swarm robotics: A case study. Artificial Life, 17(3):183-202. pdf

50. Pezzulo G., Baldassarre G., Cesta A., Nolfi S. (2010). Research on cognitive robotics at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council of Italy. Cognitive Processing, 1-9. pdf

49. Cangelosi A., Metta G., Sagerer G., Nolfi S., Nehaniv C, Fischer K., Tani J., Belpaeme T., Sandini G., Fadiga L., Wrede B., Rohlfing K., Tuci E., Dautenhahn K., Saunders J., Zeschel A. (2010). Integration of action and language knowledge: A roadmap for developmental robotics. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, (2) 3: 167-195. pdf

48. Massera G., Tuci E., Ferrauto T., Nolfi S. (2010). The facilitatory role of linguistic instructions on developing manipulation skills, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, (5) 3: 33-42. pdf
47. Mirolli M., Ferrauto T., Nolfi S. (2010). Categorisation through evidence accumulation in an active vision system, Connection Science, (22) 4:331-354. pdf
46. Tuci E., Massera G., Nolfi S. (2010). Active categorical perception of object shapes in a simulated anthropomorphic robotic arm, Transaction on Evolutionary Computation Journal, (14) 6: 885-899. pdf
45. Trianni T., Nolfi S. (2009). Self-organising sync in a robotic swarm: A dynamical system view. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 13(4): 722-741 pdf
44. Baldassarre, G., Nolfi, S. (2009). Strengths and synergies of evolved and designed controllers: a study within collective robotics. Journal of Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 173, pp. 857-875, pdf
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. Sperati V., Trianni V., and Nolfi S. (2008). Evolving coordinated group behaviour thorugh maximization of mean mutual information. Swarm Intelligence Journal, Special Issue on Swarm Robotics, vol. 2, num 2-4, pp. 73-95. pdf
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. Nolfi S., Ikegami T., and Tani J. (2008). Behavior and Mind as a Complex Adaptive System, Adaptive Behavior, 16: 101-103.
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. Miglino O., Gigliotta O., Ponticorvo M., Nolfi S. (2008). Breedbot: an evolutionary robotics application in digital content, The Electronic Library, vol. 26, n. 3, pp. 363-373.
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. Gigliotta O., Nolfi S. (2008). On the Coupling Between Agent Internal and Agent/Environmental Dynamics: Development of Spatial Representations in Evolving Autonomous Robots, Adaptive Behavior, 16: 148-165, pdf
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. Massera G., A. Cangelosi & S. Nolfi (2007). Evolution of Prehension Ability in an Anthropomorphic Neurorobotic Arm, Frontiers in Neurobotics, 1(4):1-9. pdf, electronic supplementary material
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. Baldassarre G., Trianni V., Bonani M., Mondada F., Dorigo M. & Nolfi S. (2007). Self-organised coordinated motion in groups of physically connected robots. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 37(1):224-239. pdf
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. Marocco D. & Nolfi S. (2007). Emergence of communication in embodied agents evolved for the ability to solve a collective navigation problem. Connection Science, 19(1):53-74. pdf
36. Baldassarre G., Parisi D. & Nolfi S. (2006). Distributed Coordination of Simulated Robots Based on Self-Organisation, Artificial Life, 12(3):289-311. pdf
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. Nolfi S. (2006). Behaviour as a complex adaptive system: on the role of self-organization in the development of individual and collective behaviour. ComplexUs, 2 (3-4): 195-203. pdf
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. Trianni V., Nolfi S. & Dorigo M. (2006). Cooperative hole-avoidance in a swarm-bot, Robotics & Autonomous Systems, 54 (2): 97-103.l pdf
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. Nolfi S. (2005). Emergence of Communication in Embodied Agents: Co-Adapting Communicative and Non-Communicative Behaviours. Connection Science, 17 (3-4): 231-248. pdf
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. Mondada F., Gambardella L.M, Floreano D., Nolfi S., Deneubourg J.L. & Dorigo M. (2005).The Cooperation of Swarm-bots: Physical Interactions in Collective Robotics. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 12 (2):21-28. pdf
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. Bianco R. & Nolfi S. (2004). Toward open-ended evolutionary robotics: evolving elementary robotic units able to self-assemble and self-reproduce. Connection Science, 4: 227-248. pdf
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Bianco R. & Nolfi S. (2004). Evolving the neural controller for a robotic arm able to grasp objects on the basis of tactile sensors. Adaptive Behavior, 12(1):37-45. pdf
29. Nolfi S. (2004). Evolutionary Robotics: Looking Forward. Connection Science, 4: 223-225. pdf
28. Dorigo M., Trianni V., Sahin E., Gross R., Labella T. H., Baldassarre G., Nolfi S., Deneubourg J.-L., Mondada F., Floreano D. & Gambardella L. M. (2004). Evolving self-organizing behaviors for a swarmbot. Autonomous Robots, 17(2-3): 223-245. pdf
27. Mondada F., Pettinaro G., Guigrard A., Kwee I., Floreano D., Denebourg J-L, Nolfi S., Gambardella L.M. & Dorigo M. (2004). Swarm-bot: A new distributed robotic concept. Autonomous Robots. vol. 17 (2-3), pp. 193-221. pdf
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Marocco D., Cangelosi A. & Nolfi S. (2003), The emergence of communication in evolutionary robots. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London - A, 361: 2397-2421. pdf
25. Nolfi S., Denebourg J-L, Floreano D., Gambardella L., Mondada F.
& Dorigo M. (2003). Swarm-Bots: Swarm of Mobile Robots able to Self-Assemble and Self-Organize. Ercim News, 53:25-26,  pdf
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Baldassarre G., Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (2003). Evolving mobile robots able to display collective behavior. Artificial Life, 9: 255-267,  pdf
23. Nolfi S. (2002). Evolving robots able to self-localize in the environment: The importance of viewing cognition as the result of processes occurring at different time scales. Connection Science (14) 3:231-244. pdf
22. Nolfi S. & Marocco D. (2002). Evolving robots able to visually discriminate between objects with different sizes. International Journal of Robotics and Automation (17) 4:163-170. pdf
21. Nolfi S. (2002). Power and limits of reactive agents. Neurocomputing, 49:119-145. pdf, abstract.txt
20. Nolfi S. & Floreano D. (2002). Synthesis of autonomous robots through artificial evolution, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, (6) 1: 31-37. pdf
19. Nolfi S. & Marocco D. (2001). Evolving robots able to integrate sensory-motor information over time, Theory in Biosciences, 120:287-310. pdf
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8. Nolfi S. (2000). Developing robots through artificial evolution. La Nuova Critica, 35:95-109.
17. Nolfi S. & Floreano D. (2000). Evolutionary robotics: developing robots through artificial evolution. Ercim News, 42:12-13.
16. Calabretta R., Nolfi S., Parisi D. & Wagner G.P. (2000). Duplication of modules facilitates the evolution of functional specialization. Artificial Life, 6:69-84.pdf, abstract.html
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Nolfi S. (1999 copyright 2000). How learning and evolution interact: The case of a learning task which differs from the evolutionary task. Adaptive Behavior,
(7) 2:231-236, pdf, abstract.txt
14. Nolfi S. & Floreano D. (1999). Learning and Evolution, Autonomous Robots, 7(1): 89-113, pdf, abstract.txt
13. Nolfi S. & Tani J. (1999). Extracting regularities in space and time through a cascade of prediction networks: The case of a mobile robot navigating in a structured environment, Connection Science,
(11) 2:129-152. pdf, abstract.txt
12. Tani J. & Nolfi S., (1999). Learning to perceive the world as articulated: An approach for hierarchical learning in sensory-motor systems, Neural Networks, 12:1131-1141, ps
11. Nolfi S. & Floreano D. (1998 copyright 1999). Co-evolving predator and prey robots: Do 'arm races' arise in artificial evolution? Artificial Life,
4 (4), 311-335. pdf, abstract.txt
10. Nolfi S. (1998). Evolutionary Robotics: Exploiting the full power of self-organization. Connection Science, (10) 3-4:167-183, pdf , abstract.txt
9. Nolfi S. (1997). Using emergent modularity to develop control system for mobile robots. Adaptive Behavior (5) 3-4: 343-364, pdf, abstract.txt
8. Nolfi S. (1997). Evolving non-trivial behaviors on real robots: a garbage collecting robot. Robotics and Autonomous System, 22: 187-198, pdf, abstract.txt
7. Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1997). Learning to adapt to changing environments in evolving neural networks. Adaptive Behavior, (5) 1:75-98, pdf, abstract.txt
6. Calabretta R., Galbiati R., Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1996). Two is better than one: A dyploid genotype for neural networks. Neural Processing Letters, 4:149-155, pdf, abstract.html
5. Miglino O., Lund H.H., Nolfi S. (1995). Evolving mobile robots in simulated and real environments.,Artificial Life, (2) 4: 417-434, pdf, abstract.txt
4. Cangelosi A., Parisi D. & Nolfi S. (1994). Cell division and migration in a 'genotype' for neural networks. Network, 5: 497-515, pdf, abstract.txt
3. Nolfi S., Elman J.L. & Parisi D. (1994). Learning and evolution in neural networks. Adaptive Behavior, (3) 1:5-28., pdf, abstract.txt
2. Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1994). Desired answers do not correspond to good teaching input in ecological neural networks. Neural Processing Letters, (2) 1:1-4, pdf, abstract.txt
1. Parisi D., Cecconi F. & Nolfi S. (1990). Econets: Neural networks that learn in an environment. Network, 1:149-168.
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Book Chapters

33. Nolfi S., Bongard J., Husband P. & Floreano D. (2016). Evolutionary Robotics, in B. Siciliano and O. Khatib (eds.), Handbook of Robotics, II Edition. Berlin: Springer Verlag pdf
32. Cangelosi A., Bongard J., M. H. Fisher, Nolfi S. (2015). Embodied Intelligence. In J. Kacprzyk and W. T. Pedrycz (Eds.). Springer Handbook of Computational intelligence. Berlin: Springer Verlag. pdf
31. Sperati V., Trianni V., Nolfi S. (2014). Mutual Information as a task-independent utility function for evolutionary robotics. In M. Prokopenko, (Ed.), Guided Self-Organization: Inception. Berlin: Springer. pdf
30. De Greeff J., Nolfi S. (2013). Evolution of communications in robots. In P. Vargas, E. Di Paolo, I. Harvey and P. Husbands (Eds.) The Horizons for Evolutionary Robotics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pdf
29. Nolfi S. (2013). Emergence of communication and language in evolving robots. In C. Lefebvre, B. Comrie and H. Cohen (Eds.). New Perspectives on the Origins of Language. John Benjamins Press, pp.533-554. pdf
28. Trianni V., Nolfi S. (2012). Evolving collective control, cooperation and distributed cognition. In S. Kernbach (Ed.) The Handbook of Collective Robotics - Fundamentals and Challenges, Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore. pdf
27. Mirolli M., Nolfi S. (2010). Evolving communication in embodied agents: Theory, methods, and evaluation. In S. Nolfi & M. Mirolli (Eds.), Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents. Berlin: Springer Verlag. pdf
26. Nolfi S., Mirolli M. (2010). Evolving communication in embodied agents: Assessment and open challenges. In S. Nolfi & M. Mirolli (Eds.), Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents. Berlin: Springer Verlag. pdf
25. De Greef J., Nolfi S. (2010). Evolution of implicit and explicit communication in a group of mobile robots. In S. Nolfi & M. Mirolli (Eds.), Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents. Berlin: Springer Verlag. pdf
24. Nolfi S. & Gigliotta O.(2010). Evorobot*: A tool for running experiments on the evolution of communication. In S. Nolfi & M. Mirolli (Eds.), Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
23. Nolfi S. (2009). Adaptive behavior in embodied and situated agents. In Robert Meyers (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science. Springer Verlag. pp.2844-2859.
22. Nolfi S. (2009). Behavior and cognition as a complex adaptive system: Insights from robotic experiments. In C Hooker (Ed.), Handbook of the Philosophy of Science. Volume 10: Philosophy of Complex Systems. General editors: Dov M. Gabbay, Paul Thagard and John Woods. Elsevier. pdf
21. Trianni V., Nolfi S., Dorigo M. (2008). Evolution, self-organisation and swarm robotics, in Blum C. and Merkle D (eds.), Swarm Intelligence. Introduction and Applications, Natural Computing Series, Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 163-192
20. Floreano D., Husband P. & Nolfi S. (2008). Evolutionary Robotics, in Siciliano B., Oussama Khatib (eds.), Handbook of Robotics, Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 1423-1451, pdf
19. Marocco D. & Nolfi S. (2007). Communication in Natural and Artificial Organisms Experiments in evolutionary robotics, in Lyon C., Nehaniv C., Cangelosi A. (eds.), Emergence of Communication and Language, Berlin: Springer Verlag, vol. XI, pp. 189-206.
18. Parisi D. & Nolfi S. (2006). Sociality in embodied neural agents. In R. Sun (Ed.) Cognition and Multi-Agent Interaction: From Cognitive Modeling to Social Simulation. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp 328-354. pdf
17. Nolfi S. (2005). Categories formation in self-organizing embodied agents. In H. Cohen & C. Lefebvre (Eds), Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science, pp. 869-889.pdf
16. Cangelosi A., Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (2003), Artificial life models of neural development. In Kumar, S. and Bentley, P.J. (Eds). On Growth, Form, and Computers. Academic Press, London UK, pp.339-354. pdf
15. Nolfi S., Baldassarre G., Marocco D. (2003). The importance of viewing cognition as the result of emergent processes occurring at different time scales. In K. Murase & T. Asakura (Eds.) Dynamic Systems Approach for Embodiment and Sociality, International Series on Advanced Intelligence, Volume 6, Magill, Australia: Advanced Knowledge International Press. pp. 43-56.
14. Nolfi S. (2002). Evolution and Learning in neural networks. In M. A. Arbib (Ed.), Handbook of brain theory and neural networks, Second Edition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 415-418. pdf
13. Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (2002). Evolution of artificial neural networks. In M. A.Arbib (Ed.), Handbook of brain theory and neural networks, Second Edition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp418-421. pdf
12. Nolfi S. & Marocco D. (2002). Evolving robots able to integrate sensory-motor information over time. In R.J. Duro, J. Santos, M. Grana (eds.) Biologically Inspired Robot Behavior Engineering. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Verlag. pp 199- 214. pp199-214.
11. Nolfi S. & Miglino O. (2002). Studying the emergence of grounded representations: exploiting the power and the limits of sensory-motor coordination. In James H. Fetzer (Ed.), Evolving Consciousness, Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp163-180.
10. Floreano D., Nolfi S. & Mondada F. (2001). Co-evolution and ontogenetic change in competing robots,In J.P.Mukesh, V.Honavar & K. Balakrishan (Eds.), Advances in Evolutionary Synthesis of Neural Networks. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 273-306.
9. Parisi D. & Nolfi S. (2001). Developmental in neural networks.,In J.P.Mukesh, V.Honavar & K. Balakrishan (Eds.), Advances in Evolutionary Synthesis of Neural Networks. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 215-246.
8. Calabretta R., Nolfi S., Parisi D. & Wagner G.P. (2000). An artificial life model for investigating the evolution of modularity. In Y. Bar-Yam (Ed.). Unifying Themes in Complex Systems. Perseus Book.
7. Nolfi S. (1997). Evolving non-trivial behavior on autonomous robots: Adaptation is more powerful than decomposition and integration. In T.Gomi (Ed.), Evolutionary Robotics, Ontario (Canada): AAI Books, 21-48 , pdf, abstract.txt
6. Miglino O., Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1996). Discontinuity in evolution: how different levels of organization imply pre-adaptation. In R.K.Belew & M.Mitchell (Eds.), Adaptive Individuals in Evolving Populations. Readings, MA: Addison-Wesley, pp. 399-415, pdf
5. Parisi D. & Nolfi S. (1996). The influence of learning on evolution. In R.K.Belew & M.Mitchell (Eds.), Adaptive Individuals in Evolving Populations. Readings, MA: Addison-Wesley, pp. 419-428, pdf
4. Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1995). Genotypes for neural networks. In M. A.Arbib (Ed.), Handbook of brain theory and neural networks. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 431-434, pdf
3. Gaglio, S. Esposito, F. & Nolfi, S. (1994). Perceptual Learning and Discovering. In: V. Cantoni (ed.) Human and Machine Vision. Analogies and Differencies. New York, Plenum Press, pp.371-383.
2. Parisi D. & Nolfi S. (1993). Neural network learning in an ecological and evolutionary context. In V.Roberto (Ed.), Intelligent perceptual systems. Berlin: Springer, pp. 20-40.
1. Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1993). Self-selection of input stimuli for improving performance. In: G. A. Bekey, Neural Networks and Robotics, Kluwer Academic Publisher, pp.403-418 pdf

Peer-reviewed collection papers


85. Massera G., Ferrauto T., Gigliotta O., and Nolfi S. (2013). FARSA: An open software tool for embodied cognitive science. In P. Lio', O. Miglino, G. Nicosia, S. Nolfi and M. Pavone (Eds.), Proceeding of the 12th European Conference on Artificial Life. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pdf
84. Savastano P and Nolfi S.(2012). Incremental learning in a 14 DOF simulated iCub robot: Modelling infant reach/grasp development. In T.T. Prescott, N.F. Lepora, A. Mura and P.F.M.J. Verschure (Eds.): Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Lectures Notes in Computer Sciences, 7375: 369-370. pdf
83. Leugger T., Nolfi S. (2012). Action Development and integration in a humanoid iCub robot: How language exposure and self-talk facilitate action development. In COGNITIVE 2012, The Fourth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications. IARIA. pdf
82. Leugger T., Nolfi S. (2012). Action development and integration in an humanoid iCub robot. In T.T. Prescott, N.F. Lepora, A. Mura and P.F.M.J. Verschure (Eds.): Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Lectures Notes in Computer Sciences, 7375: 369-370. pdf
81. Tuci E., Massera G., Nolfi S. (2011). On the Dynamics of Active Categorisation of Different Objects Shape through Tactile Sensors. In G. Kampis, I. Karsai and E. Szathmary (Eds.), Advances in Artificial Life, Darwin meets Von Neumann. Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2009). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5777, pp. 213-221. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
80. Morlino G., Griffiths S. S., Schillingmann L., Nolfi S., Wrede B., Rohlfing K. (2011). Human and Artificial Agents Learning Categories in Interaction. International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems (ICCNS 2011), 11-14 May, Boston, USA. pdf
79. Morlino G., Sterbini A., Nolfi S. (2011). Development of Abstract Categories in Embodied Agents. In G. Kampis, I. Karsai and E. Szathmary (Eds.), Advances in Artificial Life, Darwin meets Von Neumann. Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2009). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5777, pp. 213-221. Berlin: Springer Verlag. pdf
78. Sperati V., Trianni V., Nolfi S. (2010). Evolution of self-organised path formation in a swarm of robots, in Dorigo M., Birattari M., Di Caro G.A., Doursat R., Engelbrecht A.P., Floreano D., Gambardella L.M., Gross R., Sahin E., Stutzle Th., and Sayama H. (eds), Proceedings of the 7th Internationa Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS2010), Springer Verlag, Berlin Germany, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol.6234, pp. 165-166. pdf
77. Morlino G., Gianelli C., Borghi A.M. Nolfi S. (2010). Developing the Ability to Manipulate Objects: A Comparative Study with Humans and Artificial Agents, in Johansson B., Sahin E., Balkenius C. (eds), Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics, Lund University Cognitive Studies, pp. 169-170.pdf
76. Trianni V., Nolfi S. (2010). Re-engineering evolution: A study in self-organising synchronisation, in Fellermann H., Dorr M., Hanczyc M., Ladegaard Laursen L., Maurer S., Merkle D., Monnard P.-A., Stoy K. and Rasmussen S (eds), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALife XII), MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 561-568. pdf
75. Tuci E., Ferrauto T., Massera G., Nolfi S. (2010). The Evolution of behavioural and linguistic skills to execute and generate two-word instructions in agents controlled by dynamical neural networks. Proceedings of the 12th Int. Conf. on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALife XII), Odense (DK), Aug. 2010. pdf
74. Tuci E., Ferrauto T., Massera G., Nolfi S. (2010). Co-development of linguistic and behavioural skills: compositional semantics and behaviour generalisation. Proceedings of the 11th Int. Conf. on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB2010), Paris, Aug. 2010. pdf
73. Ferrauto T., Tuci E., Mirolli M., Massera G., Nolfi S. (2009).Two examples of active categorisation processes distributed over time. In L. Cañamero, P-Y. Oudeyer & C. Balkenius (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (Epirob09), Venice, Italy. pdf
72. Tuci E., Massera G., Nolfi S. (2009). Active categorical perception in an evolved anthropomorphic robotic arm. IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), special session on Evolutionary Robotics. pdf
71. Tuci E., Massera G., Nolfi S. (2009). On the dynamics of active categorisation of different objects shape through tactile sensors. Proceedings of the 10th European Conference of Artificial Life (ECAL 2009)pdf
70. Morlino G., Sterbini A., Nolfi S. (2009).Development of Abstract Categories in Embodied Agents, 10th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2009). pdf
69. Mazzapioda M., Cangelosi A., Nolfi S. (2009).Evolving Morphology and Neural Controller: A Distributed Approach, in Proceeding of IEEE Conference on Evolutionary Computation, CEC2009, Trondheim (N), pp. 2217-2224.pdf
68. Gigliotta O., Mirolli M., Nolfi S. (2009).Who is the leader? Dynamic role allocation through communication in a population of homogeneous robots, in M. Serra, M. Villani, I. Poli (eds.), Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation, Proceedings of Wivace 2008, World Scientific Publishing Co.
67. Trianni V., Nolfi S. (2008). Self-organising Sync in a Robotic Swarm, in Kyamakya K. (ed.), Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Non-Linear Dynamics and Synchronization (INDS08), Aachen: Shaker Verlag, pp. 104-111. pdf
66. Martius G., Nolfi S., Herrmann M. (2008). Emergence of interaction among adaptive agents. In M. Asada et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB'08), LNAI 5040. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.pdf
65. Zappacosta S., Nolfi S. & Baldassarre G. (2007). A testbed for neural-network models capable of integrating information in time, in Butz M.V., Sigaud O., Pezzulo G., Baldassarre G. (eds.), Anticipatory Behavior in Adaptive Learning Systems: From Brains to Individual and Social Behavior, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, vol. 4520, pp. 189-217. pdf
64. Uno R., Marocco D., Nolfi S. & Ikegami T. (2007). Transition from Imperatives to Declaratives in Artificial Communicating Systems, Workshop Social Learning in Embodied Agents in 9th European Conference on Artificial Life, Lisbon, Portugal, September 10-14.
63. Acerbi A., Marocco D., Nolfi S. (2007). Social facilitation on the development of foraging behaviours in a population of autonomous robots. In F.A. Costa, L.M. Rocha, E. Costa, I. Harvey, A. Coutinho (Eds). Advances in Artificial Life, Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Artificial Life. Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence, 4684: 575-584.
62. Trianni V., Ampatzis C., Christensen A.L., Tuci E., Dorigo M. & Nolfi S. (2007). From solitary to collective behaviors: decision making and cooperation, in Costa F.A., Rocha L.M., Costa E., Harvey I., Coutinho A. (eds), Advances in Artificial Life, Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Artificial Life, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4684, pp. 575-584. pdf - Electronic suppleMentary material
61. Trianni V. & Nolfi S. (2007). Minimal communication strategies for self-organising synchronisation behaviours, in Proceedings of the First IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life, IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ., pp. 199-206. pdf
60. Miglino O., Gigliotta O., Ponticorvo M. & Nolfi S. (2007). Breedbot: An Edutainment Robotics System to Link Digital and Real World, in Apolloni B., Howlett R.J., Jain L. (eds.), KES 2007 / WIRN 2007, Part II, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer Verlag, vol. 4693, pp. 74-81. pdf
59. Gigliotta O. & Nolfi S. (2007). Formation of spatial representations in evolving autonomous robots, in Proceedings of the First IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life, IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 171-178. pdf
58. Acerbi A., Marocco D. & Nolfi S. (2007). Social facilitation on the development of foraging behaviours in a population of autonomous robots, in Costa F.A., Rocha L.M., Costa E., Harvey I., Coutinho A. (eds), Advances in Artificial Life, Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Artificial Life, Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4684, pp. 575-584.pdf
57. Acerbi A. & Nolfi S. (2007). Social Learning and Cultural Evolution in Embodied and Situated Agents, in Proceedings of the First IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life, IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 333-340.pdf
56. Marocco D. & Nolfi S. (2006). Origins of communication in evolving robots. In Nolfi S., Baldassarre G., Calabretta R., Hallam J., Marocco D., Miglino O., Meyer J-A, Parisi D. (Eds). From animals to animats 9: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behaviour. LNAI. Volume 4095. Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag. pdf
55. Mazzapioda M.G.. & Nolfi S. (2006). Synchronization and gait adaptation in evolving hexapod robots. In Nolfi S., Baldassarre G., Calabretta R., Hallam J., Marocco D., Miglino O., Meyer J-A, Parisi D. (Eds). From animals to animats 9: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behaviour. LNAI. Volume 4095. Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag. pdf
54. Marocco D. & Nolfi S. (2006). Emergence of communication in teams of embodied and situated agents. In Cangelosi, A. Smith A.D.M., Smith K. (Eds), Proceeding of the VI International Conference on the Evolution of Language, pp.198-205.pdf
53. Marocco D. & Nolfi S. (2006). Emergence of communication in a team of autonomous robots: experiments in evolutionary robotics. In Rocha L. M. et al. (eds), Proceeding of the Tenth International Conference on Artificial Life, ALifeX. Boomington: MIT Press, pp. 199-205. pdf
52. Mazzapioda M. & Nolfi S., (2006) Synchronization within homogeneous neural modules controlling a simulated hexapod robot. In Rocha L. M. et al. (eds), Proceeding of the Tenth International Conference on Artificial Life, ALifeX. Boomington: MIT Press, pp. 199-205. pdf
51. Massera G., Cangelosi A. & Nolfi S. (2006), Developing a reaching behaviour in a simulated anthropomorphic robotic arm through an evolutionary technique. In Rocha L. M. et al. (eds), Artificial Life X: Proceeding of the Tenth International Conference on the simulation and synthesis of living systems, MIT Press, pp. 234-240. pdf
50. Nolfi S. (2005). Behaviour as a complex adaptive system: On the role of self-organization in the development of individual and collective behaviour. In P. Bourgine, F. Képès, M. Schoenauer (Eds), Proceedings of the First European Conference on Complex Systems. Paris: Ecole Polytechnique.
49. McPartland M., Nolfi S., Abbass H.A. (2005). Emergence of communication in competitive multi-agent systems: a pareto multi-objective approach. In H.G. Beyer, U.M. O'Reilly (Eds.): Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO-2005. New York: ACM Press, pp. 51-58.
48. Dorigo M., Tuci E., Groß R., Halva Labella T., Nouyan S., Ampatzis C.,Debebourg J-L., Baldassarre G., Nolfi S., Mondada F., Floreano D. & Gambardella L. (2005). The SWARM-BOTS Project. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3342:31-44. pdf
47. Massera G., Nolfi S. & Cangelosi A. (2005), Evolving a Simulated Robotic Arm Able to Grasp Objects, in A. Cangelosi et al. (eds). Modeling Languange, Cognition and Action: Proceeding of the Ninth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop Progress in Neural Processing 16, Singapore: World Scientific. pdf
46. Marocco D. & Nolfi S. (2005). Emergence of Communication in Embodied Agents: Co-Adapting Communicative and Non-Communicative Behaviours. In A. Cangelosi et al. (eds.), Modeling language, cognition and action: Proceedings of the 9th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop. Progress in Neural Processing, 16. Singapore: World Scientific. pp. 165-174. pdf
45. Gigliotta O., Caretti M., Shokur S. & Nolfi S. (2005). Toward a Person-Follower Robot. In A. Cesta (Ed.), Proceedings of the Second RoboCare Workshop. Roma: Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, CNR. pdf
44. Massera G., Nolfi S. & Cangelosi G. (2004). Evolving a simulated robotic arm to grasp objects. In A. Cangelosi et al. (eds.), Modeling language, cognition and action: Proceedings of the 9th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop. Singapore: World Scientific
43. Marocco D. & Nolfi S. (2004). Emergence of Communication in Embodied Agents: Co-Adapting Communicative and Non-Communicative Behaviours. In A. Cangelosi et al. (eds.), Modeling language, cognition and action: Proceedings of the 9th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop. Singapore: World Scientific. pdf
42. Trianni V., Nolfi S. & Dorigo M. (2004). Hole Avoidance: Experiments in coordinated motion on rough terrain. In F. Groen, N. Amato, A. Bonarini, E. Yoshida, and B. Krose (Eds), Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS8), pp. 29-36. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press. pdf
41. Baldassarre G., Parisi D. & Nolfi S. (2004). Coordination and behavior integration in cooperating simulated robots. In S. Schaal, A. Ijspeert, A. Billard, S. Vijayakumar, J. Hallam and J-A. Meyer (Eds.), From Animals to Animats 8: Proceedings of the VIII International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, pp. 385-394. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. pdf
40. Baldassarre G., Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (2003). Evolution of collective behavior in a team of physically linked robots. In S. Cagnoni et al. (eds.) Applications in Evolutionary Computing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 581-592. pdf
39. Nolfi S., Baldassarre G. & Marocco D. (2002). The importance of viewing cognition as the result of emergent processes occurring at different time scales. In T. Asakura and K. Murase (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Homan and Artificial Intelligence Systems. Fukui, Japan: Fukui University Press.
38. Pettinaro C. G., Kwee I. W., Gambardella L. M., Mondada F., Floreano D., Nolfi S., Deneubourg J.L. & Dorigo M. (in press). Swarm Robotics: A Different Approach to Service Robotics, Proceedings of the International Symposium of Robotics (ISR 2002) pdf
37. Mondada F., Pettinaro G.C., Kwee I., Guignard A., Gambardella L.M., Floreano D., Nolfi S., Deneubourg J.-L. & Dorigo M. (2002) SWARM-BOT: A Swarm of Autonomous Mobile Robots with Self-Assembling Capabilities. In C.K. Hemelrijk (ed.) Proceedings of the  International Workshop on Self-Organisation and Evolution of Social Behaviour. Zurich, Switzerland: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,pdf
36. Sahin E., Labella T.H., Trianni V., Deneubourg J.-L., Rasse P, Floreano D., Gambardella L., Mondada F., Nolfi S., & Dorigo M., (in press). Swarm-bot: Pattern Formation in a Swarm of Self-Assembling Mobile Robots. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Hammamet, Tunisia, 2002 pdf
35. Marocco D., Cangelosi A. & Nolfi S. (2002), The Role of Social and Cognitive Abilities in the Emergence of Communication: Experiments in Evolutionary Robotics. EPSRC/BBSRC International Workshop Biologically-Inspired Robotics Bristol. pp. 174-181, pdf
34. Baldassarre G., Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (2002). Evolving mobile robots able to display collective behaviours. In C.K. Hemelrijk (ed.) Proceedings of the International Workshop on Self-Organisation and Evolution of Social Behaviour. Zurich, Switzerland: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. pp11-22. pdf
33. Nolfi S. & Marocco D. (2002). Active perception: A sensorimotor account of object categorization. In B. Hallam, D. Floreano, J. Hallam, G. Hayes, J-A. Meyer (Eds.) From Animals to Animats 7. Proceedings of the VII International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 266-271. pdf
32. Nolfi S. & Marocco D. (2000). Evolving visually-guided robots able to discriminate between different landmarks. In: J-A Meyer, A. Berthoz, D. Floreano, H.L. Roitblat, and S.W. Wilson (eds.) From Animals to Animats 6. Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp. 413-419, pdf,
31. Nolfi S. (1999). Developing robots through artificial evolution. In: A. Loffler, F. Mondada, U. Ruckert (Eds.). Experiments with the Mini-Robot Khepera, Proceedings of the 1st International Khepera Workshop, Paderborn: Heinz Nixdorf Institute, pp.21-29.
30. Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1999). Exploiting the power of sensory-motor coordination. In: D. Floreano, J-D. Nicoud, F. Mondada (Eds.). Advances in Artificial Life, Proceedings of Firth European Conference on Artificial Life, Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp.173-182. pdf
29. Calabretta R., Nolfi S., Parisi D. & Wagner G.P. (1998). An artificial life model for investigating the evolution of modularity. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Complex Systems. Nashua, NH, U.S.A., September 21-26, 1997. Bar-Yam, Y. (ed.), Addison-Wesley,
28.Calabretta R., Nolfi S., Parisi D. &  Wagner G.P. (1998). Emergence of functional modularity in robots. In R. Pfeifer, B. Blumberg, J-A. Meyer, S.W. Wilson (Eds.), From Animals to Animats V, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 497-504.
27.Calabretta R., Nolfi S., Parisi D. & Wagner G.P. (1998). A case study of the evolution of modularity: towards a bridge between evolutionary biology, artificial life, neuro- and cognitive science. In  C. Adami, R. Belew, H. Kitano, and C. Taylor (Eds.) Proceedings of Artificial Life VI, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
26.Calabretta R., Galbiati R., Nolfi S. & Parisi, D. (1998). Diploid robots adapting to fast changing environments.In L. Niklasson, M. Bodén, & T. Ziemke (Eds.),ICANN 98 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks. London, UK: Springer Verlag.
25.Nolfi S. (1998). Evolutionary Robotics: Exploiting the full power of self-organization. In N. Sharkey (Ed.), Proceedings of Self-Learning Robots II: Bio-robotics. London: IEE Press, 1-7.
24.Nolfi, S. (1998). Adaptation as a more powerful than decomposition and integration: Experimental evidences from evolutionary robotics. In P. K. Simpson (Ed.), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE’98), New York: IEEE Press, 141-146.
23.Floreano D., Nolfi S. & Mondada. F. (1998). Competitive Co-Evolutionary Robotics: From Theory to Practice. In R. Pfeifer, B. Blumberg, J-A. Meyer, S.W. Wilson (Eds.), From Animals to Animats V, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp 512-524.
22.Nolfi S. (1998). Adaptation is more powerful than decomposition and integration: Experimental evidences from evolutionary robotics,Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE'98), May 4-9, Anchorage, Alaska.
21.Nolfi S. (1998). Evolutionary Robotics: Exploiting the full power of self-organization. In N. Sharkey (Ed.), Proceedings of Self-Learning Robots II: Bio-robotics. London: IEE Press, 1-7.
20.Nolfi S. & Floreano D. (1998). How co-evolution can enhance the adaptive power of artificial evolution: Implications for evolutionary robotics. In P. Husbands and J-A Meyer (Eds.), Proceedings of the First European Workshop on Evolutionary Robotics, Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp.22-38.
19. Tani J. & Nolfi S. (1998). Learning to perceive world as articulated: An approach for hierarchical learning. In R. Pfeifer, B. Blumberg, J-A. Meyer, S.W. Wilson (Eds.), From Animals to Animats V, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 270-279.
18.Floreano D. & Nolfi S. (1997). God Save the red Queen! Competition in co-evolutionary robotics. In J.R.Koza, K.Deb, M.Dorigo, D.Foegel, B.Garzon, H.Iba & R.L.Riolo (Eds.) Genetic Programming 1997: Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, pp. 398-406, pdf
17.Floreano D. & Nolfi S. (1997). Adaptive behavior in competing co-evolving species. In P. Husband & I. Harvey (Eds), Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Artificial Life, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 378-387, pdf
16.Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1997). Neural networks in an artificial life perspective. In W.Gerstner, A.Germond, M.Hasler, and J.D.Nicoud (Eds.) Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN97). Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks. Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 733-738, pdf
15.Nolfi S. (1996). Evolving non-trivial behaviors on real robots,In N. Sharkey (Ed.), Proceedings of Self-Learning Robots Workshop. London: IEE Press, pp.1-2.
14.Nolfi S. (1996). Adaptation as a more powerful tool than decomposition and integration. In: T.Fogarty and G.Venturini (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Evolutionary Computing and Machine Learning, 13th International Conference on Machine Learning, University of Bari, Italy, pdf
13Calabretta R., Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1995). An Artificial life model for predicting the tertiary structure of unknown proteins that emulate the folding process.In: F.Moràn, A.Moreno, J.J.Merelo, and P.Chacòn (Eds.), Advances in Artificial Life. Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Artificial Life. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 862-875, pdf
12.Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1995). Evolving non-trivial behaviors on real robots: an autonomous robot that pick up objects.,In M.Gori and G.Soda (Eds.), Topics in Artificial Intelligence. Proceedings of the 4th Congress of the Italian Association of Artificial Intelligence. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 243-254, pdf
11.Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1995). Evolving artificial neural networks that develop in time.,In F.Moràn, A.Moreno, J.J.Merelo, and P.Chacòn (Eds.), Advances in Artificial Life. Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Artificial Life. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 353-367, pdf
10.Nolfi S., Floreano D., Miglino O. & Mondada F. (1994). How to evolve autonomous robots: different approaches in evolutionary robotics,In R.Brooks and P.Maes (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference Artificial Life IV. Cambridge Mass: MIT Press, 190-197, pdf
9.Nolfi S., Miglino O. & Parisi D. (1994). Phenotypic plasticity in evolving neural networks.,In D.P.Gaussier and J-D.Nicoud (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference From Perception to Action. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press, 146-157, pdf
8.Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1993). Auto-teaching: networks that develop their own teaching input. In J.L.Deneubourg, H.Bersini, S.Goss, G.Nicolis & R.Dagonnier (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Artificial Life, Brussels: Université Libre de Bruxelles, pp. 845-862, pdf
7.Parisi D., Nolfi S. & Cecconi F. (1992). Learning, Behavior and Evolution. In: Varela, F, Bourgine, P. (Eds.), Toward a pratice of autonomous systems. MIT Press, pp.207-216, pdf
6.Nolfi S., Parisi D. & Pedone R. (1992). How noise helps generalization in feed-forward networks. In E. R.Caianiello (Ed.), Parallel Architectures and Neural Network. Singapore, World Scientific, pp.133-139
5.Nolfi S., Parisi D., Vallar G. & Burani C. (1990). Recall of sequences of items by a neural network. In: D.S.Touretzky, J.L. Elman, T.J. Sejnowski and G.E. Hinton (eds.), Proceedings of the 1990 Connectionist Models Summer School. San Matteo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann
4.Parisi D., Nolfi S. & Cecconi F. (1990) Ecological networks. In: E.R.Caianiello (Ed.), Parallel architectures and neural networks. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 1990, pp. 299-309
3.Parisi D. & Nolfi S. (1989). Some Mental Abilities That Can Be Learned by Neural Networks. In: E.R. Caianiello (Ed.) Parallel Architectures and Neural Networks. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, pp.177-187
2.Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1988). Learning to understand sentences in a connectionist network. In M. Caudill, C. Butler (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE Second Annual International Conference on Neural Networks. San Diego, vol.2, pp.215-219
1.Parisi D. & Nolfi S. (1987). Connessionistic Modeling of Syntactic Contraints. In M. Caudill, C. Butler (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE First International Conference on Neural Networks. San Diego, vol. 2, pp.507-512

 

Reviews

1. Nolfi S. (1998). Tackling the hard problems: Neural Network Perspectives on Cognition and Adaptive Robotics, Connection Science, (10) 3-4: 393-396.

Others

6.Baldassarre G., Parisi D. & Nolfi S. (2005). Measuring coordination as entropy decrease in groups of linked simulated robots. Technical Report, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, Roma, Italy. pdf
5.De Croon G., Nolfi S. & Postma E.O. (2004), Toward pro-active embodied agents: On the importance of neural mechanisms suitable to process information in time. Technical Report, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, Roma, Italy. pdf
4.Nolfi S. & Spalanzani A. (2000). Learning and evolution: On the effects of directional learning. Artificial Life. Technical Report, Institute of Psychology, Rome pdf
3.Calabretta, R., Galbiati, R., Nolfi, S., Parisi, D. (1997). Investigating the role of diploidy in simulated populations of evolving individuals. Electronic Proceedings of the 1997 European Conference on Artificial Life.
2.Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1993). Phylogenetic recapitulation in the ontogeny of artificial neural networks.,Technical Report, Institute of Psychology, Rome, pdf
1.Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1992). Growing neural networks.,Technical Report, Institute of Psychology, Rome., pdf

In Italian

Books 

Nolfi S. (2009). Che Cos'è la Robotica Autonoma. Roma: Carocci Editore. Materiale Aggiuntivo

Journals

7.Nolfi S. & Miglino O. (2000). Dopo il computer la robotica? Implicazioni da un punto di vista educativo. Onde, 1: 24-30. pdf
6.Miglino O. & Nolfi S. (1996). Reti Neurali e Robot Mobili come modelli delle caratteristiche neuro-biologiche di un organismo. Rivista di Neurobiologia, (42) 3:231-234
5.Nolfi S., Floreano D., Miglino O. & Mondada F. (1995). Robotica evolutiva: metodologia e prospettive. Sistemi intelligenti, 2:203-222
4.Nolfi S. & Calabretta R. (1994). Processi di apprendimento in reti neurali artificiali: implicazioni per la neuro-riabilitazione. Rivista di Neurobiologia, Vol. 40, 5-6:483-487
3.Floreano D. & Nolfi S. (1993). Reti neurali: algoritmi di apprendimento, ambiente di apprendimento, architettura. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 1:15-50, Il Mulino
2.Nolfi S., Parisi D. & Cecconi F. (1992). Evoluzione e apprendimento. Sistemi intelligenti, 2: 263-284.
1.Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1988). Un esperimento connessionista sulla comprensione del linguaggio naturale. Note di Software, 39/40: 22-24.

Book Chapters

4.Miglino O. & Nolfi S. (2002). La psicologia degli automi. In: A. Borghi & T. Iachini (Eds.). Scienze della Mente. Bologna: Il Mulino. pp. 141-159. pdf
3.Nolfi S. (2001). Pianificazione e Robotica. In: E. Burattini, R. Cordeschi (Eds). L'Intelligenza Artificiale. Roma: Carocci Editore. pp.119-135.  pdf
2.Nolfi S. (2000). Dalle tartarughe virtuali ai robot giocattolo. In: O. Albanese, P. Migliorini, G. Pietrocola (Eds.). Apprendimento e Nuove Strategie Educative. Milano: Unicopli. pdf
1.Parisi D. &Nolfi S. (1992). Coordinazione tra sistemi sensoriali e sistemi motori. In: G. Adorni, W. Gerbino, V. Roberto. (Eds.) I sensi dell'automa. Trieste: LINT.

 

Proceedings

14. Gigliotta O., Cardaci M. & Nolfi S. (2007). Formazione di rappresentazioni spaziali dinamiche in robot mobili, in Atti di WIVACE 2007 - Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale e Computazione Evolutiva
13. Acerbi A. & Nolfi S. (2006). Trasmissibilità culturale di tratti discreti e continui, in Greco A. et al. (Eds.), Scienze cognitive e robotica: Atti del Terzo Convegno Nazionale AISC, Genova, Erga Edizioni, pp. 159 - 164
12. Zappacosta S., Baldassarre G. & Nolfi S. (2006). Elman neural networks and time integration for object recognition. In Acerbi A., Giansante S., Marocco D. (Eds.), Atti del Terzo Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale (WIVA3) ( Electronic format ) . Siena: Centro Sistemi Complessi.
11. Baldassarre G., Parisi D. & Nolfi S.(2005). Sciami di robot che esplorano un ambiente collinoso, Atti del II Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale, In Baldassarre G., Marocco D., Mirolli M. (eds.), Roma, CNR.
10. Marocco D. & Nolfi S. (2005). Emergenza della comunicazione in robot mobili, In Baldassarre G., Marocco D., Mirolli M. (eds.), Atti del II Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale, Roma, CNR
9. Massera G. & Nolfi S. (2005), Un Controllo Distribuito basato su Reti Neurali per il movimento di un robot esapodo, Atti del II Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale , Roma
8. Mazzapioda M. & Nolfi S., (2005). Drosoph: A Biological approach to Body-Brain Co-Evolution , II Workshop italiano di Vita Artificiale, CNR, Roma
7. Baldassarre, G., Parisi, D. & Nolfi, S. (2004). Coordinamento distribuito mediante auto-organizzazione, Atti della Seconda Conferenza Nazionale dell'Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive, Interaction Design Institute.
6. Baldassarre G., Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (2003). Conformismo ed indipendenza sociale per il controllo di robot simulati in compiti collettivi. In Bellelli G. (ed.), Congresso nazionale della sezione di psicologia sperimentale, pp. 95-97.
5. Baldassarre G., Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (2003). Metodi evolutivi per il controllo di gruppi di robot simulati: emergenza di ruoli dinamici di leader e follower. In Bellelli G. (ed.), Congresso nazionale della sezione di psicologia sperimentale, pp. 92-94.
4. Marocco D. & Nolfi S. (2003). Percezione attiva: strategie senso-motorie per la discriminazione di oggetti, Atti del I Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale, Arcavacara di Rende (CS)
3. Nolfi S. (1998). Intelligenza e generalita'. In S. Badaloni and C. Minnaja In S. Badaloni and C. Minnaja (Eds.) Atti del Sesto Convegno della Associazione Italiana di Intelligenza Artificiale, Padova: Edizioni Progetto pp. 16.
2. Lund H.H., Miglino O. & Nolfi S. (1996). Evolving Autonomous Robots. In Proceedings of Fifth Italian Congress on Cybernetics and Machine Learning, pp. 195-198, AI*IA, Napoli.
1. Nolfi S. & Parisi D. (1991). Cosa viene appreso nei modelli connessionisti. In: F. Esposito (a cura di), Atti del II Workshop del Gruppo AIIA di Interesse Speciale su Apprendimento Automatico, Bari: Laterza Litostampa, pp. 103-108

Reviews

1.Nolfi S. (1998). Review of "D. Floreano (1996). Manuale sulle Reti Neurali, Bologna: Il Mulino", Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 4: 893-895.

 

Other

1.Miglino O., Calabretta R., Pagliarini L. & Nolfi S. (1995). La vita artificiale come strumento per la didattica delle scienze. Technical Report, Reparto Sistemi Neurali e Vita Artificiale, Istituto di Psicologia, Roma


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Stefano Nolfi
Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies
National Research Council, Rome
Via S. Martino della Battaglia 44, 00185, Roma, Italy
Phone: ++39-06-44595233
Fax : ++39-06-44595243