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Arms races and car races

By Julian Togelius and Simon M. Lucas


Evolutionary car racing (ECR) is extended to the case of two cars racing on the same track. A sensor representation is devised, and various methods of evolving car controllers for competitive racing are explored. ECR can be combined with co-evolution in a wide variety of ways, and one aspect which is explored here is the relative-absolute fitness continuum. Systematical behavioural differences are found along this continuum; further, a tendency to specialization and the reactive nature of the controller architecture are found to limit evolutionary progress

Topics: Machine Learning, Neural Nets, Artificial Intelligence
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2006
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