Simulated road following using neuroevolution

Conference paper

Narayan, A., Tuci, E. and Labrosse, F. 2015. Simulated road following using neuroevolution. ALIA 2014: 1st Artificial Life and Intelligent Agents symposium. Bangor, United Kingdom 05 - 06 Nov 2014 Springer.
TypeConference paper
TitleSimulated road following using neuroevolution
AuthorsNarayan, A., Tuci, E. and Labrosse, F.

This paper describes a methodology wherein genetic algorithms were used to evolve neural network controllers for application in automatic road driving. The simulated controllers were capable of dynamically varying the mixture of colour components in the input image to ensure the ability to perform well across the entire range of possible environments. During the evolution phase, they were evaluated in a set of environments carefully designed to encourage the development of flexible and general-purpose solutions. Successfully evolved controllers were capable of navigating simulated roads across challenging test environments, each with different geometric and colour distribution properties. These controllers proved to be more robust and adaptable compared to the previous work done using this evolutionary approach. This was due to their improved dynamic colour perception capabilities, as they were now able to demonstrate feature extraction in three (red, green and blue) colour channels.

Research GroupArtificial Intelligence group
ConferenceALIA 2014: 1st Artificial Life and Intelligent Agents symposium
Proceedings TitleArtificial Life and Intelligent Agents Symposium
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Print25 Jun 2015
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Deposited13 Jun 2017
Accepted01 Jun 2014
Output statusPublished
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Paper published as: Narayan A., Tuci E., Labrosse F. (2015) Simulated Road Following Using Neuroevolution. In: Headleand C., Teahan W., Ap Cenydd L. (eds) Artificial Life and Intelligent Agents. ALIA 2014. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 519. Springer, Cham

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Book titleArtificial Life and Intelligent Agents
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