The Robot Auto Racing Simulator is an open racing-game engine which allows computer programmers to compete in writing AI (artificial intelligence) robots which race each other, following the annual Formula 1 schedule. You can get more information on the competition in general, including full source code, rules for participation, and access to mailing lists, here: http://rars.sourceforge.net/what.html.
My current robot is a racer called "BigRed". BigRed came in 7th for the overall 2002 RARS F1 season... not too shabby!
|K1999||651 pts||(France)||Remi Coulom|
|K2001||483 pts||(France)||Remi Coulom|
|Bulle2||413 pts||(Belgium)||Marc Gueury|
|SmoothB||366 pts||(Canada)||Dennis Lew|
|J++||256 pts||(Mexico)||Jorge Cervantes|
|Mafanja||227 pts||(Germany)||Eugen Treise|
|BigRed||208 pts||(USA)||Daniel R. Collins|
|OscCar2||186 pts||(Sweden)||Oscar Gustafsson|
|Djoefe||186 pts||(Belgium)||Gian-Carlo Pascutto|
|O1||144 pts||(Sweden)||Oscar Gustafsson|
|Remi Coulom||651 pts||(France)||K2001, K1999|
|Marc Gueury||413 pts||(Belgium)||Bulle2|
|Dennis Lew||366 pts||(Canada)||SmoothB|
|Jorge Cervantes||256 pts||(Mexico)||J++|
|Eugen Treise||227 pts||(Germany)||Mafanja|
|Daniel R Collins||208 pts||(USA)||BigRed|
|Oscar Gustafsson||203 pts||(Sweden)||O1, OscCar2|
|Gian-Carlo Pascutto||186 pts||(Belgium)||Djoefe|
For the official season schedule, regulations, and per-race results, please consult this page: http://rars.sourceforge.net/results2002/results.html.
I also invite you to visit the web page of Remi Coulom, the programmer who's trounced me and all other competitors for the last several seasons. Of course, his robot is part of the work he's doing for his PhD thesis at the Leibniz Laboratory of the Institute for Data Processing and Mathematical Applications at Grenoble, France, so I'm willing to grudgingly admit his current advantage. Feel free to look at his PhD thesis, here: http://remi.coulom.free.fr .