Project sounds nice, Neural Nets with GA should be interesting. Are you using libraries or writing it all yourself? There are plenty of libraries out there for both as you probably know. Have been using Buckland’s book right enough, tis a decent book for GA especially, luckily I had Derek Bridge in UCC for AI he is an amazing lecturer, Abertay’s AI is unbelievably bad in comparison! Programmed a little spaceship lander program using Fuzzy Logic and GA for a assessment(similar Buckland’s one) and found Fuzzy Logic to be superior than GA for this task. The biggest problem with GA imo was that it can never evolve a solution and is a pain in the ass to debug from generation to generation.
Anyway best of luck with the project,where is the course?Assume its not a games AI course??