Ants AI Challenge Winner Announced
Ants AI Challenge Winner Announced
Written by Sue Gee   
Monday, 26 December 2011

Since October almost 8000 submissions were made in the Ants Contest, an artificial intelligence challenge in which contestants programmed bots to control an ant colony and fight for ant-world domination.

As we explained when the most recent contest started, the Ants AI Challenge, sponsored by Google, is about creating artificial intelligence and is open to novice programmers and  experts.




The final play off was between 100 contestants and was won by by a bot called xathis, the creation of Mathis Lichtenberger, a second year computer science student at the University of Lubeck. In close second place came GreenTea from Evgeniy Voronyuk who graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk National University and works at ISD (a satellite of SCC Soft Computer). Third place was taken by protocolocon, a bot from Spain.


Many contestants, including the winner, have written post-mortem accounts about their bots and have released source code. You can find the details of xathis in this write-up which includes a sample game. The write up even includes the breath first search employed by the winning bot:




Congratulations to Mathis Lichtenberger and all the other finalists.




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