Artificial Evolution: A Continuing SAGA

  • Inman Harvey
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2217)


I start with a basic tutorial on Artificial Evolution, and then show the simplest possible way of implementing this with the Microbial Genetic Algorithm. I then discuss some shortcomings in many of the basic assumptions of the orthodox Genetic Algorithm (GA) community, and give a rather different perspective. The basic principles of SAGA (Species Adaptation GAs) will be outlined, and the concept of Neutral Networks, pathways of level fitness through a fitness landscape will be introduced. A practical example will demonstrate the relevance of this.


Genetic Algorithm Mutation Rate Local Optimum Neutral Network Evolutionary Robotic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Inman Harvey
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  1. 1.Centre for the Study of EvolutionCentre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics, School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences, University of SussexBrightonUK

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