The 2009 Simulated Car Racing Championship

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  • Daniele Loiacono
  • Pier Luca Lanzi
  • Julian Togelius
  • Enrique Onieva
  • David A. Pelta
  • Martin V. Butz
  • Thies D. Lönneker
  • Luigi Cardamone
  • Diego Perez
  • Yago Saez
  • Mike Preuss
  • Jan Quadflieg

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In this paper, we overview the 2009 Simulated Car Racing Championship-an event comprising three competitions held in association with the 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), the 2009 ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), and the 2009 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG). First, we describe the competition regulations and the software framework. Then, the five best teams describe the methods of computational intelligence they used to develop their drivers and the lessons they learned from the participation in the championship. The organizers provide short summaries of the other competitors. Finally, we summarize the championship results, followed by a discussion about what the organizers learned about 1) the development of high-performing car racing controllers and 2) the organization of scientific competitions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Computational Intelligence and A I in Games
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)131 - 147
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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