HW/SW Co-design Architecture for Evolutionary Robotics

Abstract

Evolutionary algorithms are very common techniques used in computational intelligence and robotics field applications. Some algorithms need a large amount of memory and processing power, making them difficult to implement into embedded systems. In this work a profile-based approach is proposed and applied in an evolutionary algorithm with some characteristics that allow it’s use on embedded systems and robotics: the micro-GA. The main goal is to implement a new hardware-software co-design architecture for this genetic algorithm with better execution time than algorithms implemented in software (using general purpose hardware solutions). The presented results show a comparison between different code sign implementations and discussion about new architecture advantages.

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