EEuGene: employing electroencephalograph signals in the rating strategy of a hardware-based interactive genetic algorithm

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James-Reynolds, C. and Currie, E. 2016. EEuGene: employing electroencephalograph signals in the rating strategy of a hardware-based interactive genetic algorithm. AI-2016 Thirty-sixth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Cambridge, UK 13 - 15 Dec 2016 Springer. pp. 343-353 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47175-4_25
TypeConference paper
TitleEEuGene: employing electroencephalograph signals in the rating strategy of a hardware-based interactive genetic algorithm
AuthorsJames-Reynolds, C. and Currie, E.
Abstract

We describe a novel interface and development platform for an interactive Genetic Algorithm (iGA) that uses Electroencephalograph (EEG) signals as an indication of fitness for selection for successive generations. A gaming headset was used to generate EEG readings corresponding to attention and meditation states from a single electrode. These were communicated via Bluetooth to an embedded iGA implemented on the Arduino platform. The readings were taken to measure subjects’ responses to predetermined short sequences of synthesised sound, although the technique could be applied any appropriate problem domain. The prototype provided sufficient evidence to indicate that use of the technology in this context is viable. However, the approach taken was limited by the technical characteristics of the equipment used and only provides proof of concept at this stage. We discuss some of the limitations of using biofeedback systems and suggest possible improvements that might be made with more sophisticated EEG sensors and other biofeedback mechanisms.

Research GroupArtificial Intelligence group
LanguageEnglish
ConferenceAI-2016 Thirty-sixth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Page range343-353
ISBN
Hardcover9783319471747
Electronic9783319471754
PublisherSpringer
Publication dates
Online05 Nov 2016
Print15 Dec 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited05 Sep 2016
Accepted18 Aug 2016
Output statusPublished
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This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an paper published in Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXXIII: Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XXIV, Part XII. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47175-4_25

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Conference paper published as a Chapter in: Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXXIII, pp 343-353.
Citation: "James-Reynolds C., Currie E. (2016) EEuGene: Employing Electroencephalograph Signals in the Rating Strategy of a Hardware-Based Interactive Genetic Algorithm. In: Bramer M., Petridis M. (eds) Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXXIII. SGAI 2016. Springer, Cham"

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47175-4_25
Book titleResearch and Development in Intelligent Systems XXXIII: Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XXIV
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