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Papers
  1. A. Vergara, Y-s. Lau, R-F. Mendoza-Garcia, J.C. Zagal "Soft Modular Robotic Cubes: Toward Replicating Morphogenetic Movements of the Embryo", PLoS ONE, 12(1): e0169179, 2017
  2. MA Diaz, JC Zagal, C Falcon, M Stepanova, JA Valdivia, M Martinez-Ledesma, J Diaz-Pena, FR Jaramillo, N Romanova, E Pacheco, M Milla, M Orchard, J Silva, FP Mena, "New opportunities offered by CubeSats for space research in Latin America: the SUCHAI project case", Advances in Space Research, vol 58(10):2134-2147, 2016.
  3. E. Escobar, M. Diaz, J. C. Zagal, "Evolutionary Design of a Satellite Thermal Control System: Real Experiments for a CubeSat Mission", Applied Thermal Engineering, vol 105: 490-500, 2016. 
  4. S. Li, J. Yuan, Y. Shi, J.C. Zagal, "Growing scale-free networks with tunable distributions of triad motifs", Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 428:103-110, 2015.
  5. A. Calderon, J. Griffin, J. C. Zagal, "BeamMaker: an open hardware high-resolution digital fabricator for the masses", Rapid Prototyping Journal, 20(3):245-255, 2014.
  6. J.C. Zagal, F. Torres, M. Diaz, X. Vargas, H. Agusto, P.V. Poblete, "FAB LAB AS AN IMPLEMENTATION TOOL OF THE CDIO PROGRAM", Proceedings of CDIO, 2013.
  7. J. C. Zagal, C. Armstrong, S. Li, "Deformable Octahedron Burrowing Robot", In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems , ALIFE XIII, Lansing, Michigan, July, 2012.
  8. Fernando Torres, Juan Cristobal Zagal, " Automated Synthesis of Locomotion Controllers for Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robots", In Proceedings of the Twelve International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior , SAB 2012, From Animals to Animats 12, Odense, Denmark, August, LNCS, vol. 7426, 2012.
  9. Jose Mardones, Alex Becerra, Marcos Diaz, Juan Cristobal Zagal, " Using Digital Fabrication on CubeSat Satellite Projects", In Proceedings of Small Satellites, Systems and Services, The 4S Symposium, Portoroz, Slovenia, June, 2012.
  10. Emanuel Escobar, Marcos Diaz, Juan Cristobal Zagal, " Design Automation of Passive Thermal Control for CubeSat", In Proceedings of Small Satellites, Systems and Services, The 4S Symposium , Portoroz, Slovenia, June, 2012.
  11. Alex Becerra, Marcos Diaz, Juan Cristobal Zagal, "Feasibility Study of Using Small Satellite Constellation to Forecast, Monitor and Mitigate Natural and Man-Made Disasters in Chile and Similar Developing Countries", In Proceedings of the 26th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites , Logan, UT, USA, August, 2012.
  12. Kyrre Glette, Gordon Klaus, Juan Cristobal Zagal, Jim Torresen, "Evolution of locomotion in a simulated quadruped robot and transferral to reality", In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics , AROB 17th, Oita, Japan, 2012.
  13. S. Li, J. Yuan, and J. C. Zagal, “Encouraging Networks Modularity by Seeding Motifs,” In the European Conference on Artificial Life , ECAL 2011, Paris, France, August 2011. 
  14. Yosinski J, Clune J, Hidalgo D, Nguyen S, Zagal J.C., Lipson H. “Evolving Robot Gaits in Hardware: the HyperNEAT Generative Encoding Vs. Parameter Optimization” Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life, 2011.
  15. Yosinski J, Clune J, Hidalgo D, Nguyen S, Zagal J.C., Lipson H. “Generating Gaits for Physical Quadruped Robots: Evolved Neural Networks Vs. Local Parameterized Search”,  Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2011, pp. 31-32, 2011.
  16. Juan Cristobal Zagal, Jose Delpiano, and Javier Ruiz-del-Solar. Self-Modeling in Humanoid Soccer Robots. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 57(8):819–827, 2009. Details    BibTeX  Download: [pdf] (3.3MB ) 
  17. Juan Cristobal Zagal and Hod Lipson. "Resilient Behavior through Controller Self-Diagnosis, Adaptation and Recovery". In PerMIS'09: Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA., September 2009.

  18. Juan Cristobal Zagal and Hod Lipson. Towards Self-Reflecting Machines: Two-Minds in One Robot. In ECAL 2009: Tenth European Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, Budapest, Hungary, 2009.
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  19. Juan Cristobal Zagal and Hod Lipson. Self-Reflection in Evolutionary Robotics: Resilient Adaptation with a Minimum of Physical Exploration. In GECCO 2009: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Late Breaking Papers, Montreal, Canada, pp. 2179–2188, 2009.
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  20. Gonzalo Herrera, Juan Cristobal Zagal, Marcelo Diaz, Maria Jose Fernandez, Alex Vielma, Michel Cure, Jaime Martinez, Francisco Bozinovic, and Adrian Galo Palacios. Spectral sensitivities of photoreceptors and their role in colour discrimination in the green-backed firecrown hummingbird (Sephanoides Sephaniodes). Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 194(9):785–794, 2008. Details     BibTeX     Download: [pdf] (374.7kB ) 
  21. Juan Cristobal Zagal, Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, and Adrian Galo Palacios. Fitness Based Identification of a Robot Structure. In Artificial Life XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, pp. 733–741, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2008.
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  22. Juan Cristobal Zagal and Javier Ruiz-del-Solar. Combining Simulation and Reality in Evolutionary Robotics. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 50(1):19–39, Springer, 2007. Details     BibTeX   Download: [pdf] (395.5kB ) 
  23. Markus Scholler, - Several Authors -, and Juan Cristobal Zagal. Recent Progress at the Very Large Telescope Interferometer. In Advances in Stellar Interferometry, Proceedings of SPIE 6268, 2006.
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  24. Juan Cristobal Zagal, Ivan Sarmiento, and Javier Ruiz-del-Solar. An application interface for UCHILSIM and the arrival of new challenges. In RoboCup 2005: Robot Soccer World Cup IX, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 464–471, Springer, 2005.
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  25. Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Paul Vallejos, Patricio Loncomilla, Juan Cristobal Zagal, Carlos Moran, and Iván Sarmiento. UChile1 2005 Team Description. In RoboCup 2005: 9th Int. Workshop on RoboCup, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2005.
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  26. Juan Cristobal Zagal and Javier Ruiz-del-Solar. UCHILSIM: A Dynamically and Visually Realistic Simulator for the RoboCup Four Legged League. In RoboCup 2004: Robot Soccer World Cup VII, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 34–45, Springer, 2004. Winner of a Best Paper Award in RoboCup International Symposium (out of 118 papers)
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  27. Juan Cristobal Zagal and Javier Ruiz-del-Solar. Learning to Kick the Ball Using Back-to-Reality. In RoboCup 2004: Robot Soccer World Cup VII, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 335–346, Springer, 2004.
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  28. Ximena Olivares, Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, and Juan Cristobal Zagal. On-line Learning of an Object Manipulation Behavior for Legged Robots. In LARS 2004: Proceedings of the first IEEE Latin American Robotics Symposium, Mexico, pp. 22–27, October 2004.
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  29. Juan Cristobal Zagal, Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, and Paul Vallejos. Back-to-Reality: Crossing the Reality Gap in Evolutionary Robotics. In IAV 2004: Proceedings 5th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 2004.
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  30. Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Juan Cristobal Zagal, Paul Vallejos, Pablo Montero, Raúl Lastra, Carlos Gortaris, and Iván Sarmiento. UChile1 2004 Team Description. In RoboCup 2004: 8th Int. Workshop on RoboCup, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2004.
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  31. Juan Cristobal Zagal, Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Pablo Guerrero, and Rodrigo Palma. Evolving Visual Object Recognition for Legged Robots. In RoboCup 2003: Robot Soccer World Cup VI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 181–191, Springer, 2003.
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  32. Javier Ruiz-del-Solar and Juan Cristobal Zagal. How Contests Can Foster the Research Activities on Robotics in Developing Countries: Chile - A Case Study. In RoboCup 2003: Robot Soccer World Cup VI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 748–756, Springer, 2003.
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  33. Ximena Olivares, Juan Cristobal Zagal, and Javier Ruiz-del-Solar. Learning to Configure Objects with Legged Robots. In LCRA 2003: Procedings of the First IEEE Latinamerican Conference on Robotics and Automation, Santiago, Chile, pp. 51–58, November 2003.
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  34. Juan Cristobal Zagal and Javier Ruiz-del-Solar. Supervised Visual Calibration for Legged Robots. In LCRA 2003: Procedings of the First IEEE Latinamerican Conference on Robotics and Automation, Santiago, Chile, pp. 43–50, November 2003.
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  35. Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Juan Cristobal Zagal, Pablo Guerrero, Paul Vallejos, Christian Middleton, and Ximena Olivares. UChile1 2003 Team Description. In RoboCup 2003: 7th Int. Workshop on RoboCup, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2003.
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  36. Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Juan Cristobal Zagal, and Roberto Salazar. Robot Soccer and the Robot Soccer World Cup RoboCup. In LCRA 2003: Procedings of the First IEEE Latinamerican Conference on Robotics and Automation, Santiago, Chile, pp. 219–223, November 2003.
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  37. Frank Hoffmann and Juan Cristobal Zagal. Soft Computing and Industry - Recent Applications, pp. 747–756, , Springer-Verlag, 2002.
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  38. Eva Bjorkman, Juan Cristobal Zagal, Tony Lindeberg, and Per E. Roland. Evaluation of Design Options for the Scale-Space Primal Sketch Analysis of Brain Activation Images. Neuroimage, 11(5), Academic Press, May 2000.
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  39. Juan Cristobal Zagal, Eva Bjorkman, Tony Lindeberg, and Per E. Roland. Significance determination for the scale-space primal sketch by comparison of statistics of scale-space blob volumes computed from PET signals vs. residual noise. Neuroimage, 11(5), Academic Press, May 2000. Winner of NHI HBM Award
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Magazine Papers
  1. H. Bonnet, B. Bauvir, A. Wallander, M. Cantzler, J. Carstens, F. Caruso, N. di Lieto, S. Guisard, P. Haguenauer, N. Housen, M. Mornhinweg, J.-L. Nicoud, A. Ramirez, J. Sahlmann, G. Vasisht, S. Wehner, and J.-C. Zagal. Enabling Fringe Tracking at the VLTI. The Messenger, 126:37–40, December 2006.
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  2. Juan Cristobal Zagal and Javier Ruiz-del-Solar. Aprendizaje de Comportamientos Reactivos Complejos en Robots Cuadrúpedos. Anales del Instituto de Ingenieros de Chile, 116(1):17–31, April 2004.
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  3. Juan Cristobal Zagal and Javier Ruiz-del-Solar . Adaptación evolutiva de un sistema visual de reconocimiento de objetos para el campeonato de fútbol robótico RoboCup. Anales del Instituto de Ingenieros de Chile, 115(1):11–22, April 2003.
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Technical Report
  1. Bertrand Bauvir and Juan Cristobal Zagal. Analysis of Delay Line Bandwidth Limitation while Fringe Tracking. Technical Report VLT-TRE-ESO-15430-3714, European Southern Observatory, 2005.
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  2. Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Paul Vallejos, Raul Lastra, Patricio Loncomilla, Juan Cristobal Zagal, Carlos Moran, and Ivan Sarmiento. UChile1 2005 Technical Report. Technical Report Universidad de Chile, 2005.
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  3. Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Paul Vallejos, Juan Cristobal Zagal, Raul Lastra, Carlos Gortaris, and Ivan Sarmiento. UChile1 2004 Technical Report. Technical Report Universidad de Chile, 2004.
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  4. Juan Cristobal Zagal, Eva Bjorkman, and Tony Lindeberg. Processing Chain for the Scale-Space Primal Sketch Analysis of PET Brain Activation Patterns. Technical Report CVAP, NADA, Royal Institute of Technology, 2001.
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Award Winner
  1. Juan Cristobal Zagal and Javier Ruiz-del-Solar. UCHILSIM: A Dynamically and Visually Realistic Simulator for the RoboCup Four Legged League. In RoboCup 2004: Robot Soccer World Cup VII, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 34–45, Springer, 2004. Winner of a Best Paper Award in RoboCup International Symposium (out of 118 papers)
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  2. Juan Cristobal Zagal, Eva Bjorkman, Tony Lindeberg, and Per E. Roland. Significance determination for the scale-space primal sketch by comparison of statistics of scale-space blob volumes computed from PET signals vs. residual noise. Neuroimage, 11(5), Academic Press, May 2000. Winner of NHI HBM Award
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Thesis
  1. Juan Cristobal Zagal. Embodied Robot Simulation. Ph.D. Thesis, Universidad de Chile, 2007.
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  2. Juan Cristobal Zagal. Evolutionary Design of Robotic Behaviors. Master's Thesis, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden,2002. TRITA-NA-E02063
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  3. Juan Cristobal Zagal. Evaluations and improvements on the scale-space primal sketch analysis of brain activation patterns. Master's Thesis, Universidad de Chile - Royal Institute of Technology,2000.
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