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The AI in my game engine tries to learn to fly a space ship (video)

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#1 Vexal   Members   

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:18 PM

 

This is the result of putting an AI in the ship that attempts to keep the ship level when balls are thrown at it.  The ship has 13 thrusters total, which the AI fires off to apply torque to attempt to counteract its change in orientation and velocity.  The results are amusing.



#2 way2lazy2care   Members   

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:14 PM

 

This is the result of putting an AI in the ship that attempts to keep the ship level when balls are thrown at it.  The ship has 13 thrusters total, which the AI fires off to apply torque to attempt to counteract its change in orientation and velocity.  The results are amusing.

It was doing so well! :(



#3 JTippetts   Moderators   

Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:21 PM

It was doing so well! sad.png

Yeah, it seemed like it was doing better at the beginning.

#4 Vexal   Members   

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:31 PM

I was trying to make a PID controller for keeping it level, but it's not stable so it begins to oscillate further and further until it passes a threshold and explodes.



#5 swiftcoder   Senior Moderators   

Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:36 AM

You need some serious damping there.


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#6 Bacterius   Members   

Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:31 AM

Impressive. Unstable equilibrium FTW! The explosion at the end is strangely fitting.


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#7 Vexal   Members   

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:33 PM

I'll post an update once I get the kinks out.



#8 ranakor   Members   

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

Show that to someone who's scared of flying and then tell him "don't worry, we're on autopilot!"



#9 ActiveUnique   Members   

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:07 AM

It's perfect. Who's ever had a giant ball thrown at them while they piloted a hovering spaceship? I bet that same thing happens.

I've read about the idea guy. It's a serious misnomer. You really want to avoid the lazy team.


#10 Vexal   Members   

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

Some ships will crash when just a bird hits them!






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