Modular thinking: evolving modular neural networks for visual guidance of agents

@inproceedings{Schlessinger2006ModularTE,
  title={Modular thinking: evolving modular neural networks for visual guidance of agents},
  author={Ehud Schlessinger and Peter J. Bentley and R. Beau Lotto},
  booktitle={GECCO},
  year={2006}
}
This paper investigates whether replacing non-modular artificial neural network brains of visual agents with modular brains improves their ability to solve difficult tasks, specifically, survive in a changing environment. A set of experiments was conducted and confirmed that agents with modular brains are in fact better. Further analysis of the evolved modules characterised their function and determined their mechanism of operation. The results indicate that the greater survival ability is… CONTINUE READING

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