Team Monkeys 2003 "submission"
This was not an actual submission, since submissions were expected to follow
the laws of physics and ours did not. Once again this was written in Java,
and has a nice GUI. Unfortunately that is about the only part of it that is
Code: Proof of failure
One of the most impressive parts of this submission, is a demonstration of
its spectacular failure: our car performs a hairpin turn within a pixel
and then proceeds to smash through a wall.
The simian gang
- Mohammed Ajmal
- Michael Huang
- Cyrus Hsia
- Aly Merchant
- Zaid Mian
- Peter Plachta
Last year, when I said I would put up a submission site for our code Peter
mentioned that he wanted to post a rant concerning the horrible physics
used. Whenever that time comes, this space will be here.
Despite not having a submission we still believe our idea was valid. It
was based on computer assisted route generation. The idea was that we
could select an arbitrary number of points and the computer would fit
those together using bezier curves. This would become the intended route,
the computer would then run a simulation to fit a series of commands to
the route using a greedy algorithm (pick the instruction that fits the
path most closely).