MazeBot 1

Today, I have mostly been breeding robots…

Back in my undergrad days, I learnt about “genetic algorithms”. The basic idea is that rather than designing a computer program yourself, you allow one to evolve: the equivalent of natural section. I’ve taken advantage of the break between Christmas and New Year to experiment with this; I’m trying to get robots to find their way through a maze. Just to clarify, this is all virtual: I’m writing programs on my computer, rather than building things out of Lego.

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