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Speciation of Population in Neuroevolutionary Ship Handling
1 Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland
ABSTRACT: This paper presents the idea of using machine learning techniques to simulate and demonstrate learning behavior in ship maneuvering. Simulated helmsman is treated as an individual in population, which through environmental sensing learns itself to navigate through restricted waters selecting an optimum trajectory. Learning phase of the task is to observe current situation and choose one of the available actions. The individual improves his fitness function with reaching destination and decreases its value for hitting an obstacle. Neuroevolutionary approach is used to solve this task. Speciation of population is proposed as a method to secure innovative solutions.
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Citation note:
Łącki M.: Speciation of Population in Neuroevolutionary Ship Handling. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 211-216, 2010

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