It's so cool! Robot auto racing simulations! Rocking the
You gots to check out RARS if you dig programming crazy AI PROGRAMS and making
them FIGHT like MADDOG AMOEBAS of CODE! OK, well, actually, they don't fight at
all, but they RACE against each other! Around little virtual TRACKS, like Mario
Andretti 3.0! It's real cool!
The deal is this: you download this simulation package, and some sample code for
other robot drivers. Then you write YOUR OWN robot driver, in C++, following a
particular interface. And then you can test your robot driver against the sample
drivers, and THEN when you're happy with it you submit it to the RACING LEAGUE,
and they race your little driver around these big ol' tracks! It's CRAZY!
It's like a combination of Linux driving your
car and GnuRobots.
I think it would be cooler if you could write the code in Guile or GForth or
something, but writing it in C++ is OK, too. Whatever.
Anyways, I'm working on a pair of programs -- one of which is like an ATTACK
CAR, and the other one kinda stays out of the way and waits till all the other
cars have been attacked, then moves in for the kill. OK, it's a bad idea, but I
can't wait to try it out. RARS! It RHYMES with GARS! How could that not be