This paper presents a deep learning / neuroevolution hybrid approach called DLNE, which allows FPS bots to learn to aim & shoot based only on high-dimensional raw pixel input. The deep learning component is responsible for visual recognition and translating raw pixels to compact feature representations, while the evolving network takes those features as inputs to infer actions. The results suggest that combining deep learning and neuroevolution in a hybrid approach is a promising research direction that could make complex visual domains directly accessible to networks trained through evolution.
|Title of host publication||GECCO '17 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|