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Description

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.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to Battlecode Unlimited
  • Writing Your First Player Unlimited
  • Navigation Unlimited
  • Git Repository Unlimited
  • Swarms, Artillery, and Mines Unlimited
  • Numerical Strategy Unlimited
  • The Lost Lecture Unlimited
  • Lessons from the Sprint Tournament Unlimited

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