The Future of Evolutionary Design Research
Peter J. Bentley: The Future of Evolutionary Design Research. In: AVOCAAD Second International Conference, pp. 349-350, 8-10 April 1999.
The use of evolutionary algorithms to optimise designs is now well known, and well understood. The literature is overflowing with examples of designs that bear the hall-mark of evolutionary optimisation: bridges, cranes, electricity pylons, electric motors, engine blocks, flywheels, satellite booms - the list is extensive and ever-growing. But although the optimisation of engineering designs is perhaps the most practical and commercially beneficial form of evolutionary design for industry, such applications do not take advantage of the full potential of evolutionary design. ...