WaveSerpent

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WaveSerpent
Author(s) Kev
Extends AdvancedRobot
Targeting GuessFactor Targeting
Movement Wave Surfing
Current Version 2.0
Code License RWPCL
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Background Information

What's special about it?
The movement is unique (I think) in using using segmentation without Visit Count Stats.
How competitive is it?
WaveSerpent is currently 2nd in the general rumble.

Strategy

How does it move?
True Surfing with Precise Prediction and Precise Intersection. Instead of using VisitCountStats WaveSerpent records lists of GuessFactors it has been hit at and tries to avoid them. There are numerous segmentation schemes that are dynamically weighted and layered on top of each other. Also, the movement uses anti-aliasing between segments.
How does it fire?
WaveSerpent uses two GuessFactor guns in a VirtualGuns array. Both guns use anti-aliasing between segments and have many different buffers weighted and layered on top of each other. One gun is tuned to hit surfers by rolling stats quickly and having the buffers weighted dynamically. The other does not have dynamic weighting or rolling.
How does it dodge bullets?
Wave Surfing
How does the melee strategy differ from one-on-one strategy?
It currently can't fight in melees.
What does it save between rounds and matches?
Guess factor and surfing data between rounds.

Additional Information

Where did you get the name?
A wave serpent is a type of tank in a tabletop battle game my friends and I used to play.
Can I use your code?
Sure, it's released under the terms of the RWPCL.
What's next for your robot?
  • Take the throne?
  • Add melee capabilities.
Does it have any White Whales?
Pattern Matchers.
What other robot(s) is it based on?
I've used many ideas from throughout the wiki, specifically from:
It was indirectly influenced by:
Experiments
  • DookiSerpent uses WaveSerpent's movement and the gun from Dookious. It shows that WaveSerpent's movement is really strong (it's only a couple points behind Dookious), but the gun still needs some work.
  • WaveSerpentRRGC uses WaveSerpent's gun and the movement from Raiko for the RR Gun Challenge.
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