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Indirect Encoding in Neuroevolutionary Ship Handling
1 Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland
ABSTRACT: In this paper the author compares the efficiency of two encoding schemes for artificial intelligence methods used in the neuroevolutionary ship maneuvering system. This may be also be seen as the ship handling system that simulates a learning process of a group of artificial helmsmen - autonomous control units, created with an artificial neural network. The helmsman observes input signals derived form an enfironment and calculates the values of required parameters of the vessel maneuvering in confined waters. In neuroevolution such units are treated as individuals in population of artificial neural networks, which through environmental sensing and evolutionary algorithms learn to perform given task efficiently. The main task of this project is to evolve a population of helmsmen with indirect encoding and compare results of simulation with direct encoding method.
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Citation note:
Łącki M.: Indirect Encoding in Neuroevolutionary Ship Handling. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 12, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.12.01.07, pp. 71-76, 2018

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