ANNDART stands for Artificial Neural Network Dot Art. It's a toy I created testing an artificial Brain framework. Notice I say "Brain" because I avoid saying it's a proper neural network. Proper ANNs are supposed to have learning and training capabilities and are more strictly defined mathematically. Mine doesn't have that because my intention is to use it with random mutations in genetic algorithms with natural-artificial selection.
The post about the alien plants, an artificial life experiment have been updated and now the Unity web player is working!
This is an artificial evolution experiment I did some months ago. It's the product of tinkering around with the idea of implementing evolution withou using a specific algorithm. It resembles a simple plant-like life form with fixed states (seed, growing, flowering and launching) with different parameters that can mutate in the new offspring. Even the mutation ratio is mutable (and you can see the percentual value by clicking on any plant). I am not going to expand much more into the details of how the plants works as this is just a test with no much future as I have already learned what I needed from it so I can make better artificial life experiments in the future. You can feel like a exobiologist trying to figure out how this alien plants works!
Enjoy watching and trying to spot different behaviours. Be careful as some plants can develop a extremely quick growing and propagation strategy that can slow or stall your browser.
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