Krister Wolff Ph.D.
Senior researcher,
Adaptive Systems,
Chalmers University
of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Research Interests

I am doing research with bio-inspired computational methods for optimization of behaviors in autonomous robots. Currently I am heavily involved with the transportation robot project (TRP).

Past research projects:

Selected Publications

  • Wolff, K., Pettersson, J., Heralic, A., and Wahde, M. (2006) Structural evolution of central pattern generators for bipedal walking in 3D simulation, Accepted for publication in the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC'06).

  • Augustsson, P., Wolff, K., and Nordin, P. (2002). "Creation of a Learning, Flying Robot by Means of Evolution." In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2002 (pp. 1279-1285). New York, 9-13 July 2002. Morgan Kaufmann.
    Winner of the "
    Best Paper Award in Evolutionary Robotics" at GECCO 2002.
    Press coverage:
    article in IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine, Nov/Dec 2002, Vol. 17, No. 6, by Danna Voth, article in New Scientist, by Ian Sample.

For a complete list, see my publications page.


Teaching for year academic year 08/09

Professional Activities


  • Hanna Sjölinder, Detection of mastitis in cows using milk conductivity data. In cooperation with DeLaval, Stockholm, CAS Master's thesis project, fall 2005/spring 2006.

  • Almir Heralic, Evolution of central pattern generators for biped walking, CAS Master's thesis project, fall 2005/spring 2006.

  • Peter Hilmersson, Approaches to bipedal humanoid walk in simulation and reality, Master's thesis project, 2002.

  • Simulated Evolution of Biped Walking, CAS Master Thesis Project, duration Fall 2003, Stefan Castille.

  • CadGene, D3 project No.5, duration Fall 2002 /Spring 2003
    Linda Blomqvist, Filip Karlsson, Calle Lennartsson, Joel Steen-Timle, Daniel Cederman, David Larsson, Claes Verdoes, Anders Åström.

  • Priscilla Humanoid Project, Jonas Martner

  • Lightweight Humanoid, CAS Master Thesis Project, duration Fall 2002 /Spring 2003, Marcin Kucharski, Mikael Jansson.

Contact Information:

Visiting Address:
Chalmers, Campus Gibraltar
Hörsalsvägen 7A

Mail Address:
Dept. of Applied Mechanics
University of Technology
S-41296 Göteborg, Sweden

Email: krister.wolff at
Phone: 31-7723625
Fax: 31-772----


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Updated: September 11, 2007, Krister Wolff