Nero

Discussion in 'News Archive' started by Wargasm, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. Wargasm

    Wargasm Administrator Staff Member

    The CD/DVD burning program ?? More like a "free" RTS game. Some intresting stuff bout this game tho .


    NERO is the result of a joint project between the Digital Media Collaboratory (DMC) and the neuroevolution group at the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin (UTCS). NERO utilizes state-of-the-art academic artificial intelligence research in order to demonstrate its effectiveness in a game environment. The game uses AI to allow simulated robotic agents to cope with changing environments and situations, and form adaptive tactical solutions. The end result is a game that adapts itself to the strategies desired by the player, while still allowing the AI-controlled entities to operate as autonomous agents. NERO introduces a new genre of video game that is only possible with machine learning technology: The player takes the role of trainer and teaches a team of novice soldiers the skills for battle. When sufficient skills have been acquired, players can take their teams to battle mode where their skills are tested against teams trained by other players.

    The robots in NERO use artificial neural networks for their "brains", and they learn by means of neuroevolution. Neuroevolution is a genetic algorithm, a type of reinforcement learning algorithm that operates by rewarding the agents in a population that perform the best and punishing those that perform the worst.

    Sort of survival of the fittest. Only the strong survive.
    Very intresting project all in all .

    Download can be found here
    http://nn.cs.utexas.edu/NERO/download.php

    More info here
    http://nn.cs.utexas.edu/NERO/description.php
  2. Cognitor

    Cognitor New Member

    Uh oh. I hope I'm not the only one thinking about the Matrix and Terminator here :eek:
  3. Wargasm

    Wargasm Administrator Staff Member

    when i read it. i thought bout skynet lol :)

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