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Genetic Algorithm (GA)


In this video, Prof. Cheng will introduce the Genetic Algorithm(GA). He will introduce the background, Genetic Algorithm, and its applications.

The genetic algorithm is an optimization algorithm inspired by the biological evolution process. You can see from the diagram of the basic step of the genetic algorithm. Prof. Cheng will introduce the whole process of the genetic algorithm.

Five phases are considered in a genetic algorithm:

  • Initial population
  • Fitness function
  • Selection
  • Crossover
  • Mutation

Learning genetic algorithms is not enough unless we use the algorithm in real calculation and its application. Robotics is a common field that uses genetic algorithm. Let’s see next step, Prof. Cheng will talk about its application.

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