Games are cool, neural networks are cool
How it works
There is a neural network which takes in 9 inputs, shown as the red lines as well as momemtum. Every generation, the network is mutated and tested 4 times. The highest average lives on, until it has evolved into a solution.
Challenges I ran into
Getting the input data was hard, as I had to find a way to pass it into the network real-time
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I figured out a nice way to display the neural network by using colors for negative/positive, and increasing the width by the weight of each connection.
What I learned
My genetic algorithm was really simple, so it takes a long time to learn even simple things.
What's next for Helicopter Neural Network
Use it for other games