Cnet says that
Humans beat AI in robot wars. It's not really a war per se, but
rather it's an online competition
SodaRace which pits humans
virtual robots. It seems that Canadian humans won the first round by
machine using trial and error. It may not be a fair test of man vs
machine, but interesting nevertheless. If you would like, you can
also create and play around with
soda robots using the
sodaconstructor to test your intelligence abilities. You may have
seen the sodaconstructor before,
but it's the competition of human vs. ai that makes it very
interesting. It may be
hard to overcome
human craftyness but like recent
chess matches demonstrate, it may instead be hard to beat
the computer. It runs on Java and it's cool. Check it out.
adequate for rapid scuttling across flat surfaces.
I DO NOT LIKE THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLIES, IT NEEDS
SOME WAY TO BACK UP FOR CORRECTIONS AND HAS A
TENDENCY TO POST STUFF WHILE I AM STILL TYPING.
Diary entries can be audited and corrected, so why couldn't these
features be used for replies as well?
robots.net is based on mod_virgule, which is Free Software / Open Source
Software. If there are features you'd like to add, patches will very
likely be accepted. That's the beauty of Open Source, you don't have to
Gates to fix things, you can just do it yourself anytime you want.
Quite a lot of the current functionality is from patches users have
submitted. Here are a few links to get you started:
project page - this page has some links and info about the original
source as used to run the Advogato programmer's site.
mod_virgule fork - this is a fork of the original code with a lot of
additional features I've added (some that I've written, some patches
others have submitted). Many of the patches from our fork have made
their way back into the original codebase as well.
mod_virgule Wiki - this is a Wiki site that has a lot of useful
general info about mod_virgule including links to the developer mailing
lists and cvs repositories.
Incidently, there is a preview button which allows you to preview
your post and make corrections as needed prior to posting.