Sunday, December 13, 2009

Genetic Argonaut Has Got Its First Citation

That's it, my fellow readers! This blog has got its first citation in an academic paper. See the citation here.

The paper is entitled "A comparison of selection, recombination, and mutation parameter importance over a set of fifteen optimization tasks". The paper is in the GECCO 2009 Proceedings

If you would like to cite this blog, feel free to do it!

Thank you so much for the authors who cited Genetic Argonaut!

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Nice Genetic Algorithm Lecture

Professor David Edward Goldberg (@deg511) delivered a nice lecture on genetic algorithms in which he shares his views on them.

Here you are the lecture in four parts:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

I have not seen everything yet. As soon as I have done it, I'll share my views on the lecture.

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Mega Man + Genetic Algorithm Vs Air Man

There is a video at YouTube in which the author claims to have developed the fighting style of Megaman using a genetic algorithm to win over Air Man (the boss of the sky-themed level in Mega Man 2).

It is interesting to notice that, over the generations, indeed, Mega Man deals more damage to Air Man. The fitness function is very simple:


MMLB = Mega Man Life Bar
AMLB = Air Man Life Bar

Negative values mean Mega Man failed to win. Otherwise, he was successful.

Just after 10 generations, Mega Man manages to win his first battle and in the next ones his skills are improved.

I wonder if Dr. Light used genetic algorithms to design its robots. If so, he would be a pioneer of evolvable hardware!

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