Saturday, September 15, 2007

Hod Lipson How to Draw a Straight Line Using a GP:

How to Draw a Straight Line Using a GP: Benchmarking Evolutionary Design Against 19th Century Kinematic Synthesis
Hod Lipson
Computational Synthesis Laboratory,
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and Computing & Information Science,
Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14850, USA

Abstract. This paper discusses the application of genetic programming to the synthesis of compound 2D kinematic mechanisms, and benchmarks the results against one of the classical kinematic challenges of 19th century mechanical de-sign. Considerations for selecting a representation for mechanism design are presented, and a number of human-competitive inventions are shown.