January IAP 2013
Undergraduate / Graduate
This course is conducted as an artificial intelligence programming contest in Java. Students work in teams to program virtual robots to play Battlecode, a real-time strategy game. Optional lectures are provided on topics and programming practices relevant to the game, and students learn and improve their programming skills experientially. The competition culminates in a live Battlecode tournament.
This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.
Mann, Maxwell. 6.370 The Battlecode Programming Competition, January IAP 2013. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-370-the-battlecode-programming-competition-january-iap-2013 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA