[PD] [OT] Re: Pd in video game Spore

Andy Farnell padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Tue Nov 13 17:30:16 CET 2007

On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 06:55:04 -0500
Chris McCormick <chris at mccormick.cx> wrote:

> There was a Robot Soccer exhibition not long ago at the local university
> here, and one of the exciting things I picked up from that was that the
> little robot dogs they used in the competition were often trained
> to walk in exactly the way you describe.

Wow, robot dog football? Now that's entertainment! Wouldn't they just
keep taking the ball back to the goalie? ;)

> For a long time I've been meaning to code up a nice little 3d/physics/GA
> environment with PyODE and PyOpenGL to try those kind of experiments and
> replicate Karl Sims' work. Maybe one day I'll find the time!
> If we wanted to connect this back to Pd, we could train 3d GAs to dance
> in time to Pd made music. :)

Sounds cool, I bet Chun and Oli are already onto that :)


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