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Suggestions / veg energy extraction
« on: April 27, 2010, 01:00:38 AM »
new suggestion.

make an option so it is harder to extract energy from a veg as its energy lowers.

Off Topic / Robots learning environment
« on: April 25, 2010, 07:32:06 PM »
Very interesting site about actual robots learning their environment. food for thought- relatable to DBs, kind of...


robot learning:

Suggestions / sensitivity bar
« on: April 25, 2010, 07:23:26 PM »
I often find that using the dynamic cost adjuster leads to extinction.

i figured this is because it is too slow at lowering the cost, usually after a pop explosion caused an increase in cost.

proposed changes:

have two sensivity bars. one for how fast the cost lowers & one for how fast it increases.

Darwinbots3 / Idea for the physics of bots environment.
« on: April 25, 2010, 03:01:35 AM »
I have an idea for the physics of the bots environment.

instead of having qualities applied to the area, like the vicosity for example. perhaps instead this effect could occur if actually particles representing the medium which the bots live in could be used.

what i'm imagining is little tiny dots representing water/air/whatever particles as the medium.

The advantages:

*bots could develop way to manipulate the meduim to perform better. ei. swimming (perhaps with help from other bots)

*tiny tiny bots would be at a disadvantage as the medium would seem thicker for them- harder to push the dots out of the way.

*Also if random movement for the dots is used, tiny bots would find it hard to have a useful dna code to find food if they're constanly being pushed around. bigger bots won't have this problem.

*overall more accurate simulator of reality, esp if modeling bots on 'replicators' like RNA or just cells.

The Disadvantages:

*seems like a cpu hungry system to enact to program?

*would mean more complicated settings.

hope this hasn't been brought up already, if so disregard

good idea? discuss.

Biology / Life as a manifestation of the 2nd law of thermodynamics
« on: April 25, 2010, 12:25:40 AM »
I thought I'd post a paper that i stumbled across recently as it seems highly relevant to Dawinbots.

It is about biology/life (albeit vaguely), which is why i posted it here. it is about some fairly technical ideas which are hard to wrap your mind around, but well worth reading. at least read the introduction.

It's a pdf. and isn't just some crackpot's dilusional theory. It's along the same lines of 'What is life', the book, if you've heard of it.

anyway enjoy and discuss if you like.

Biology / Selfish Gene
« on: April 23, 2010, 07:03:46 PM »

How many people have read The Selfish Gene by R. Dawkins?

I was wondering this because this is the book that inspired me to look, and discover this program, only a few days ago. I was actually considering learning to program myself just to make a program like this, but seems i was beaten to it.

I think this book could be very influential to the programmer of dawinbots, numsgil? (i don't know as i just discovered Dawinbots a few days ago) If they haven't read it already. If not, I highly recommend it as it would almost definitely lead to a better 'dawinbots', Even though i'm very impressed with it already- It's a lot better than the rest that i've seen.

Anyway, discuss!

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