I am physicist by training. My first run with Robocode was in August 2012 after an article by User:Jdev, and than I tried it one more time in August 2013 and now I am hooked.
The following bots are using the same framework and the only difference is in their gun choice.
- EvBotNG. EvBot New Generation - my main all around bot. Very good in melee (top 20), just below top 100 in 1on1. Starting from about version 2.8, it outperforms EvBot.
- IWillFireNoBullet. This bot never fire. I would like to see how high in the ranks a pacifist bot can climb. Well it is 128th in melee, i.e., better than half of the bots, and around 700th out of 1000 in 1on1.