|A generic artificial neural network.|
ANNs have been applied to a lot of artificial intelligence and machine learning problems, from autonomous vehicle driving to recognizing handwritten address on envelopes to creating artificial intelligence for video game agents.
I won't go deep into the math behind ANNs here; there are great sites on the web (and it's not really difficult, there's just a lot of bookkeeping).
Instead, I'll take two posts to describe a couple of neural net projects I've worked on. First up: a mobile robot called Canyonero that learned to compensate for its own mismatched wheels.
|Canyonero, with a camera in the front and a netbook running an ANN.|