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Re: Tag-playing strategies [was: Re: Preparation for Proposal?]

About the strategy for defending...If our robot is smart enough to hide
behind something, by all means, do not move.  Assuming that we will be
moving away from the enemy robot when we sense it (ie:  not sitting
ducks!), then staying put might just be a better method.  Otherwise, would
the enemy robot not have more opportunities to detect us if we were to
move around a lot?  And also, if not done properly, our moving around
randomly could have us bump right into the enemy robot no?

Tim, please e-mail Malone to express thanks.  Since you're our groups own
Mr. Manners, I think it would be most appropriate.  =)  Thank you!


On Fri, 19 Nov 1999, Tim Vanderhoek wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 19, 1999 at 08:24:21PM -0500, Tim Vanderhoek wrote:
> > 
> > I don't think tag-playing strategies requires too much thought for
> > the immediate moment...we sense the enemy and we move towards the
> > enemy.  We don't sense the enemy and we move in increasingly large
> > circles until we do sense the enemy.  We run into a baracade and we
> > make one attempt to go past it (by backing-up and turning x number of
> > degrees (0 < x < 15) and then continueing forward).  If that fails,
> > we choose a new direction to travel in and ignore any beacon-sensor
> > input temporarily.
> Since I wasn't clear: this is the strategy for when we are the
> attacking robot.  When we are the defending robot, a slightly
> different strategy is needed.  I'm still considering that strategy.
> Is it better to move always or not move unless we need to?  What
> considerations will our sensor range have on this?
> -- 
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