This website contains visualizations that accompany the GECCO 2015 GDS submission, Confronting the Challenge of Quality Diversity

Each of the links below leads to visualizations of the behavior space grid from typical runs for all five variant methods tested in the paper (fitness, NS, NSLC, MAP-Elites, and MAP-Elites+Novelty) under a particular behavior characterization (BC).

Endpoint BC Visualization

Novelty variants do best in this very highly aligned BC.

Full-Trajectory BC Visualization

MAP-Elites+Novelty joins the top performers NS and NSLC in this slightly less aligned BC.

Half-Trajectory BC Visualization

All the variants except raw fitness tie in this modestly-aligned BC.

Direction BC Visualization

MAP-Elites-based variants excel in this least-aligned BC.