In the first part of this tutorial we have explored what evolutionary computation is, and why it works. The rest of this tutorial will show how to set up a practical example and how to use evolution to solve a real problem. In our case, the problem is teaching a bipedal creature how to keep balance and how to walk effectively. Rather than evolving the body of the creature, we are interested in finding a strategy to make it walk as fast as possible.
This series of tutorial is about evolutionary computation: what it is, how it works and how to implement it in your projects and games. At the end of this series you’ll be able to harness the power of evolution to find the solution to problems you have no idea how to solve. As a toy example, this tutorial will show how evolutionary computation can be used to teach a simple creature to walk. If you want to try the power of evolutionary computation directly in your browser, try Genetic Algorithm Walkers.