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Project Description
Experimental project to apply evolving neural networks through emulated genetics in a simulated enviroment. Using distrubuted Grid computing approach to running many simulations with the anticpation of applying developed NN to real hardware via MRDS.

Develeloped in c#

Video
http://www.mesopotamiaexperiment.com/MesopotamiaVideoHighDefinition.wmv Demo video 81mb 3:55mins long, will take a few minutes to download!

User Setup
Download setup installer from Downloads page and run, if you have not previously installed MRDS see below.

MRDS instructions -> Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3 at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c185a802-5bbe-4f28-b448-aefe63a7eff7

Developer Requirements
Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition (or higher)
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3
Parallel Extensions to .NET Framework 3.5 CTP June 2008
NUnit 2.5(or higher)

Developer Setup
  1. Add the path to nunit bin folder to your enviorment varibles(before you load the project)
  2. Add a environment varible called "RoboticsInstallPath" which points to your installed robotics location eg "C:\Microsoft Robotics Dev Studio 2008 R3"
Note: If it fails to start the first time while rebuilding the cache with an execption, manually run the application the first time from the command line this will rebuild the cache and it will start, after this it should run from within visual studio. The only thing i have been able to pin this on is the permission running under Visual studio versus command line.






Last edited Jul 10, 2010 at 7:01 PM by frasera, version 22