"Essentially, if we have criteria of ``fitness,'' anything which can be turned into a bit string can be evolved by genetic algorithms. As
should be evident to anyone reading this, literature, pictures, sound and movies can all be turned into strings of bits. Once we have a
measure of fitness, there is no a priori reason we could not turn standard techniques loose on an initial population of pictures, or
sonatas, or sonnets. There are even techniques, outlined at least by Holland, which will allow our system to modify the means it uses to
evalute fitness." - Jonathan Gibbs
Ms. Guidance on GENETIC ART
see also: Ms. Guidance on ARTIFICIAL LIFE
The Tele-Garden ( A Tele-Robotic Installation on the WWW )
This tele-robotic installation allows WWW users to view and interact with a remote garden filled with
living plants. Members can plant, water, and monitor the progress of seedlings via the tender
movements of an industrial robot arm. Internet behavior can often be characterized as ``hunting and
gathering''; our purpose is to consider the ``post-nomadic'' community, where survival favors those who
Tom Ngo , Joe
used Genetic Algorithms to generate
controllers for locomotion of 2d and 3d articulated figures.
Peter Murphy used a Genetic Algorithm to evolve control curves
for physically based 4 segment arm to throw a ball at a target.
kinematics for physically-based articulated figures using
Genetic Programming. See the research section on his page.
Cliff and Geoffrey
They have evolved neural networks for control of pursuit and
evasion through coevolution.
The Fractal Music Project by Peter Stone at The University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Fractal music is a result of a recursive process where an algorithm is applied multiple times to process its previous output.
In wider perspective all musical forms, both in micro and macro level can be modelled with this process.
Genetic & Annealed MasterMind by JJ Merelo et al. at The University of Granada, Spain.
In MasterMind, the player sets a combination of colors which the opponent must find out.
The computer plays using Genetic
Algorithms. A technical report describing the algorithm is
available in HTML form.
Ms. Guidance on Artificial Life