Summary of the Evolve Project:
Students interested in learning aspects of artificial intelligence are invited to join the UCSD Evolve club. Club members are working on a group project to apply the techniques of genetic algorithm development applied to neural nets and robotic intelligence and other applications.
The project has recently moved to a 3d environment with a physics engine and 3d rendering. This move means that several sensors need to be rewritten to handle a 3d environment.
The current objectives of the project are to implement a more sophisticated brain, add more kinds of sensors, and to add incremental goalstates that can guide the evolution to develop increasingly complex behaviors.
Members contribute to a growing Java code base (now found on Sourceforge) modeling the bugs, their brains, the evolutionary rules, and their environment. The team meets once a week to review progress on programming tasks, and share the latest results.
Sourceforge Site sourceforge.net/projects/evolveproject
Mailing List Signup lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/evolveproject-members
Running the simulation from Eclipse guide