DesignI wanted my robot to keep its distance while trying to track its opponent. Upon being hit with a bullet, it tries to avoid it by alternating movements. What resulted was something like a cross between Walls, Corners and MyFirstJuniorRobot. It scales the walls until its at a certain distance from the enemy, then it scans and tries to shoot at the enemy. If it gets hit by a robot, it turns inwards and travels far, and if it gets hit with a bullet, it tries to avoid it by zig-zagging or going further up the wall, depending on which stage its at.
Robots that Lessthan20charsyeah can regularly beat (in a test of 5 rounds)- Corners (5/5)
- Crazy (5/5)
- Fire (5/5)
Testing:- Acceptance Testing:
My goal for the robot was to keep away from close robots and to dodge bullets. As such, I picked two robots to do acceptance testing on, Corners, since it picks a corner tracks a robot, and RamFire, since it tries to track and get as close as possible to the robot as possible. Lessthan20charsyeah has an acceptance rate of greater than 80% (more often than not it is 90%) which, in the my view, is sufficient enough for a competitive robot.