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to be held as part of the
2013 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2013)
July 6-10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Organized by ACM SIGEVO
EvoRobocode challenges you to apply Evolutionary Computation to design a
competitive robot tank for the Robocode game!
Robocode is a programming game, where the goal is developing in Java a
robot tank to fight against other tanks. Battles can be either run in
real-time and displayed on the screen or run in a batch mode without
Robocode also features an on-line tournament system to rank developed
To make the competition among robots more fair, each tank belongs to
different categories based on its code size. Accordingly, only robots
with a similar degree of complexity are allowed to battle together.
Each team can enter the competition with one robot tank.
Robot tanks are Java program developed using the APIs provided with the
Robocode, allows different category of robot tanks based on the size of
the code, but for EvoRobocode we accept only tanks in the Nano bot
robot tanks with a code size not larger than 250 bytes (where the code
Each entrant is free to use any tool, approach or method desired to
develop his own robot tank as long as the final result is a valid robot
tank according to the RoboRumble specifications
must be possible to submit the entry to the RoboRumble tournament without
A submission to EvoRobocode involves two different steps.
First, each entrant has to submit its own entry to the RoboRumble 1-vs-1
tournament (instructions to enter the RoboRumble are available at
1. the name used to submit the entry to the RoboRumble 1-vs-1 tournament
2. a package containing the robot tank and including the source code
3. a brief writeup (2 pages max) describing the entry and the approach
used to develop it
June 21, 2013.
Each entry will be scored by a panel of judges according to the following
- 50% Performance, i.e., on ranking in RoboRumble tournament
- 30% Relevance, i.e., to what extent EC was relevant in the development
process of the robot
- 20% Novelty, i.e., how novel is the approach used
Submission deadline: June 21, 2013
Results will be announced during GECCO 2013 (July 06-10, 2013)