BZRobots/Ideas

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Overview

This page is to collaborate on ideas for the BZRobots Programmable Computer Player Client

Implementation ideas

Suggested ideas

Scripting

  • Be able to load multiple modules.

API functions

  • Provide an API for visual targets based on the same rules a player would see.
  • Provide global, team, admin, and report chat APIs so bots can communicate just like players, perhaps with some parsing helper functions.
  • Have methods to compute travel paths to desired locations, with updates for moving targets.
  • Add a getTank(callsign) function

Input

  • Allows input of coordinates/properties from stdin, so info from other apps, gps, etc. can be pumped into the bot

Accepted ideas

  • Add support for getShots() in BZAdvancedRobot - return a list of shots (class Shot)
  • Add support for a Shot class
    • getPosition(dt) -return position after dt seconds as is assumed
    • getType() - normal? gm? laser? ...
    • getShooter() - who shot it? at least own shots should be distinguished because on no-rico servers we could just throw them away when doing collision forecasts
    • unique identifier so that frontend and backend can refer to individual shots: can be composed using player id and shot id

Rejected ideas

API functions

  • Have methods to compute travel paths to desired locations, with updates for moving targets.
    • (Rejected as it defeats the purpose of BZRobots as an AI learning tool)