On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 12:29:04PM -0500, Mark Mielke wrote:
> This seems religious in nature. I wonder what would happen if the
> best INL team *was* beaten by a set of bots? Would the loss in
> pride by sufficient to cause them to give up Netrek? Or would their
> ambition cause them to improve to a point where they could beat
> the bot?

I would suggest that you simply write your bots.  A good place to start
is Hadley's code and paper.  See www.netrek.org/developer.html and the
link at the top.  (If you're not an ACM member, email me and I can send
you the paper.)  I can guarantee that if you were successful in writing
AI heuristics to get a team of robots to win consistently against even
an average league team, it would be worthy of publication in ACM or IEEE

Dave Ahn | ahn at vec.wfubmc.edu | Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

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