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RoboCode: "Build the Best -- Destroy the Rest!"

Greetings, one and all!

Today, I get to tell you about a free, open-source game called Robocode:




The challenge of Robocode is to use the Java programming language to write the AI "brain" for a robotic tank, like this:




You teach the robot how to drive around; how to aim its turret and radar; and how to react to stimuli like running into a wall, detecting an opponent, or taking damage.

Once this is done, you can set up battles between your tank and any number of opponents:




And if you've done a good enough job of it, then your robot will be able to destroy all of its opponents and come out on top.

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2017 Preseason Calendar

Greetings and Salutations, one and all!

Now that the 2016-17 preseason has begun, some of you might be wondering what's next for the subgroup(s) that you are interested in.
Fortunately for you, we have posted a full preseason calendar detailing exactly that!

Click the link to view/download the official Lightning Robotics 2017 Preseason Calendar.
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