Arms races and car races

Julian Togelius, Simon M. Lucas

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationParallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN IX - 9th International Conference, Procedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)3540389903, 9783540389903
    StatePublished - 2006
    Event9th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN IX - Reykjavik, Iceland
    Duration: Sep 9 2006Sep 13 2006

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume4193 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Other9th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN IX

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • General Computer Science


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