Both the military and commercial organizations like Amazon will be interested in the GPU accelerated genetic algorithm (GA) proposed in the paper “UAV Path Planning with Parallel Genetic Algorithms on CUDA architecture” to create flight plans for drones. The authors noted “The experiments in this study show that the results reach up to 24 times speedup comparing to the CPU version of the algorithm“.
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This algorithm performs an optimization similar to the traveling salesman problem (TSP).
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