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Hybrid Intelligent Systems, International Conference on (2006)
Auckland, New Zealand
Dec. 13, 2006 to Dec. 15, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2662-4
pp: 6
Nils T Siebel , University of Kiel, Germany
Yohannes Kassahun , University of Bremen, Germany
In this article we introduce a method to learn neural networks that solve a visual servoing task. Our method, called EANT, Evolutionary Acquisition of Neural Topologies, starts from a minimal network structure and gradually develops it further using evolutionary reinforcement learning. We have improved EANT by combining it with an optimisation technique called CMA-ES, Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy. Results from experiments with a 3 DOF visual servoing task show that the new CMAES based EANT develops very good networks for visual servoing. Their performance is significantly better than those developed by the original EANT and traditional visual servoing approaches.

Y. Kassahun and N. T. Siebel, "Learning Neural Networks for Visual Servoing Using Evolutionary Methods," 2006 Sixth International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems(HIS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2006, pp. 6.
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