HyperNEAT-GGP: A HyperNEAT-based Atari General Game Player (2012)
This paper considers the challenge of enabling agents to learn with as little domain-specific knowledge as possible. The main contribution is HyperNEAT-GGP, a HyperNEAT-based General Game Playing approach to Atari games. By leveraging the geometric regularities present in the Atari game screen, HyperNEAT effectively evolves policies for playing two different Atari games, Asterix and Freeway. Results show that HyperNEAT-GGP outperforms existing benchmarks on these games. HyperNEAT-GGP represents a step towards the ambitious goal of creating an agent capable of learning and seamlessly transitioning between many different tasks.
In Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2012 2012.

Matthew Hausknecht Formerly affiliated Collaborator mhauskn [at] cs utexas edu
Piyush Khandelwal Ph.D. Alumni piyushk [at] cs utexas edu
Risto Miikkulainen Faculty risto [at] cs utexas edu
Peter Stone Faculty pstone [at] cs utexas edu