OCTI is designed to be a computer-resistant game, simple (and fun) for
humans, but difficult for a computer. By allowing players to shape the
quantity and quality of their pieces, OCTI plays to human strengths: the
ability to make subtle trade-offs and to formulate long-term plans.
intelligence, however, is getting more...intelligent. The question is how
long humans can retain their edge in OCTI. Whether you're testing your
skill as a programmer or as a player, there is plenty of uncharted territory
to explore in this game.
are taking shape for the 2003
Annual Robot Tournament. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or
comments. To discuss artificial intelligence programs and see some
current examples of OCTI robots, join the Yahoo! OCTI
excellent new site for OCTI AI programmers!
Interviews Participants in 2nd Annual Robot Tournament, November 2001
2nd Annual Robot
Tournament, August 2001