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Louis de Broglie, winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize for Physics
Author(s) Tkiesel
Extends AdvancedRobot
Targeting DC - Guess Factors
Movement DC - Wave Surfing
Best Rating 31
Current Version rev0108
Code License zlib

Background Information

Where did you get the name?
This is my first wave surfing bot, and I'm a physicist by training, so it's named in honor of Louis de Broglie, who discovered that matter has wavelike properties. This was a foundational discovery in Quantum Mechanics. In 1929 de Broglie received the first ever Nobel Prize given to a student thesis.
What's special about it?
The targeting and movement draw on a central Universe object that contains the entire situational picture, with a Bot object that represents each robot on the field.
How competitive is it?
rev0108 is in the upper 40s in the RoboRumble and middle of the pack in the GigaRumble.


How does it move?
Wave Surfing, using data stored in a kD tree with precise intersection. The algorithm is true surfing based on concepts in the wave surfing tutorial.
How does it fire?
GuessFactor Targeting using a kD tree to store data. Precise intersection is used to determine the fire angles that would have hit. Several different targeters are used in a Virtual Guns array. The best gun to use is chosen via a Condorcet vote.
What does it save between rounds and matches?
Nothing between matches. Between rounds all surfing and targeting data is saved.

Additional Information

Can I use your code?
DeBroglie is an open source bot available under the zlib license. A few files here and there have an extra clause attached.
What's next for your robot?
Nothing. Development on deBroglie has ended. A few big chunks of the code will live on in Copernicus.
What other robot(s) is it based on?
All code written by others is under some form of permissive open source license.