Teaching the Evolution of Behavior with SuperDuperWalker

Aug 3, 2005·
Lee Spector
Jon Klein
Kyle Harrington
Raymond Coppinger
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SuperDuperWalker is a software-based framework for experiments on the evolution of locomotion. It simulates the behavior of evolving agents in a 3D physical simulation environment and displays this behavior graphically in real time. A genetic algorithm controls the evolution of the agents. Students manipulate parameters with a graphical user interface and plot outputs using standard utilities. The software supports an inquiry cycle that has been piloted in CS193T: Biocomputational Developmental Ecology at Hampshire College.
In Proceedings of The 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2005)