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[DPRG] Autonomous Robot Battle (was: Robots in te news)

Subject: [DPRG] Autonomous Robot Battle (was: Robots in te news)
From: Rodent daweasel at swbell.net
Date: Fri Nov 2 19:17:31 CST 2001

Yeah, its called mini sumo.

----- Original Message ----- 


> > > What would be really cool is if I could port the logic to an 
> > > artificially intelligent battling robot : ), and we could
> > > have smart wars : )
> > 
> > Well having had my battle bot behave "surprisingly" do to an 
> > engineering issue (noise in the system affecting the receiver
> > and thus generating unplanned motions) I can tell you that I
> > will _never_ make my bot autonomous. Its ability to kill
> > humans is just to dangerous.  I don't need  my passion to
> > remove my limbs like Mark Pauline.
> 
> A perfect lead-in for something I just discovered last night.
> Robots that you build and program and are 100% autonomous.
> They also do battle until only one remains functioning.
> 100% safe 'cause it's in cyberspace.  ;-)
> 
>   http://www.roboforge.com/
> 
> Looks like a very fun and addicting way to get into robot
> battle for very little cost.  I have (so far) resisted the 
> urge to download the demo since I know I'll get sucked into 
> the black hole of it all and will never be seen again.  :-)



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