2717[evol-psych] Toy Domain Evolution
- Jan 31, 2000There is something that those who study evolution can have
lots of fun with. Typically, complex things are studied first
in simple ways, or using very simple idealized, toy models.
For example, the ideal gas equations of thermodynamics is
used to explain the behavior of compressible fluids when
various parameters are changed.
There is a new game, a game of fighting of robots. There one
can various strategies used by the designers, some offensive
some defensive. It could be the toy-domain model of evolution
that students might really enjoy. It would also help teachers
immensely. Info can be found at www.battlebots.com.
In my neighborhood the competetion is being broadcast on