Evolving Robocode tanks for Evo Robocode

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  author =       "Robin Harper",
  title =        "Evolving Robocode tanks for Evo Robocode",
  journal =      "Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines",
  year =         "2014",
  volume =       "15",
  number =       "4",
  pages =        "403--431",
  month =        dec,
  note =         "Special issue on GECCO competitions",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Grammatical
                 Evolution, Robocode, Co-evolution, SCALP",
  ISSN =         "1389-2576",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/s10710-014-9224-2",
  size =         "29 pages",
  abstract =     "Evo Robocode is a competition where the challenge is
                 to use evolutionary techniques to create a Java based
                 controller for a simulated robot tank. The tank
                 competes in a closed arena against other such tanks.
                 The Robocode game is a programming platform that allows
                 such tanks to compete. This article discusses the use
                 of Grammatical Evolution (a form of genetic
                 programming) together with spatial co-evolution. This
                 system harnessed co-evolution to evolve relatively
                 complex behaviours, within the program size constraints
                 of the competition. The entry for the 2013 Evo Robocode
                 competition was not evolved against any human coded
                 robots and yet was able to compete effectively against
                 many previously unseen opponents. The co-evolutionary
                 system was then compared to a system that used a
                 handcrafted fitness gradient consisting of pre-selected
                 human coded robots. The top robots from the co-evolved
                 system performed as well as those evolved using a hand
                 crafted fitness function, scoring well against such
                 robots in head to head battles.",

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