Evolving free - form stick ski jumpers and their neural control systems ∗

Abstract

This paper concerns evolution of three-dimensional stick agents in a simplified ski-jumping task. Both body morphologies and control systems are optimized. Evolutionary processes are performed in a range of conditions: the air drag and the friction of the ramp varies. Qualitative and quantitative analyses are presented that show how jump distance, jump height, and flight trajectory depend on environmental conditions. Jumping and landing strategies are investigated, and the most interesting evolved behaviors are reported.

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@inproceedings{Komosinski2014EvolvingF, title={Evolving free - form stick ski jumpers and their neural control systems ∗}, author={Maciej Komosinski and Jan Pol{\'a}k}, year={2014} }