Genetic Car Designer
Play with an evolutionary algorithm to design a car and help real scientific research
We are a team of scientists trying to understand how humans and computers can work together to design new technologies. As part of trying to understand this we've created this car designer game for you can play with!
Design the triangular 2D car of your dreams!
Your job is to design a simple car to solve one of several terrifying challenges. Do you dare test your design against the road bumps or face the dreaded ski jump!!
Work with the computer and each other
You're not on your own, at the same time as you're designing your car so is the computer. Will the computer help or hinder your progress? If you play on the downloadable version of the game you'll also be able to share your designs with friends and the community!
Help with real scientific research
If you opt in to sharing your data then just playing this game will provide us with a better understanding of how humans work with computers. Using this we can design better tools for engineers and designers.
Want to Learn More?
Then read this article we wrote on How Engineers Use Evolution to Invent Things
We want to know everything you think about this tool so use the forum below to tell us what you think, work with each other to really dig in to what's going on. All your feedback and discussion is helpful for our research!
Who are we?
We are a team of scientists from Swansea University and Lancaster University Leipzig interested in how humans and computers can work together on creative tasks. You can read our last paper here where we investigated how these sorts of tools can help level designers. If you have any questions about the research either ask in the forum below or email me. This project was inspired by BoxCar2D.