Frank Veenstra is a PhD student at the Software and Systems Section of the IT University of Copenhagen. He holds a BSc degree in Biology from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands (2012), and a MSc degree in Bionics/Biomimetics from the Hochschule Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve, Germany (2014). For his PhD he is currently working on the Flora Robotica project.

Frank aspires to develop methods for achieving artificial behaviour in robotics that approximate biological life. For his research he uses evolutionary algorithms and developmental strategies to explore the emergence of robot morphologies and behaviour. His general research interests include: bio-inspired artificial intelligence and evolutionary robotics.


email: frve(at)itu(dot)dk


Side Projects

Evolving & Assembling Modular Robots

Knifefish-Inspired Robot

Robot Salamander


Collaborating with Modular Robots


Previous Projects
Neuroevolution on a simulated cat robot

International submarine team

Evolving plant-like structures



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