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External Loads: Horizontal crane arm

With a two-step fitness function that gives one point for reaching a target point as in eq. 2.12 and, if reached, additional points for supporting an external weight hanging from the last brick, we evolved a crane arm, fig. 2.17. The diagonal crane arm discussed in section 2.6.3 carries a fixed load as far as possible, rather than keeping it at a fixed place.

Figure 2.17: Crane with evolved horizontal crane arm.

Pablo Funes