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Simulated Car Racing Championship: Competition Software Manual [article]

Daniele Loiacono and Luigi Cardamone and Pier Luca Lanzi
2013 arXiv   pre-print
This manual describes the competition software for the Simulated Car Racing Championship, an international competition held at major conferences in the field of Evolutionary Computation and in the field  ...  It provides an overview of the architecture, the instructions to install the software and to run the simple drivers provided in the package, the description of the sensors and the actuators.  ...  Introduction This manual describes the competition software for the Simulated Car Racing Championship, an international competition held at major conferences in the field of Evolutionary Computation and  ... 
arXiv:1304.1672v2 fatcat:bluwbxb55bacte6djahsd3mrq4

The 2009 Simulated Car Racing Championship

Daniele Loiacono, Pier Luca Lanzi, Julian Togelius, Enrique Onieva, David A Pelta, Martin V Butz, Thies D Lönneker, Luigi Cardamone, Diego Perez, Yago Sáez, Mike Preuss, Jan Quadflieg
2010 IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games  
In this paper, we overview the 2009 Simulated Car Racing Championship-an event comprising three competitions held in association with the 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), the 2009  ...  First, we describe the competition regulations and the software framework.  ...  Togelius, would like to thank all the competitors, without whom there would be no competition or championship at all.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tciaig.2010.2050590 fatcat:uqxuu55u6zgy7ne5cabbhrjeiy

RoboCup-2000: The Fourth Robotic Soccer World Championships

Peter Stone
2001 The AI Magazine  
However, this year, basic behaviors that exploit the new hardware CS FREIBURG won the championship because of and develop a mechanism for selecting the its superior software capabilities; except  ...  With the GOLEM team from and software.  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v22i1.1541 dblp:journals/aim/Stone01 fatcat:sbbel7aksjh6tcgoopzxcy7qq4

Vehicle Platooning Simulations with Functional Reactive Programming

Bernd Finkbeiner, Felix Klein, Ruzica Piskac, Mark Santolucito
2017 Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Safe Control of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - SCAV'17  
When TORCS is used in the Simulated Car Racing Championship competition [?  ...  A full description of the interface is available in the Simulated Car Racing Competition Manual [?  ... 
doi:10.1145/3055378.3055385 dblp:conf/cpsweek/Finkbeiner0PS17 fatcat:fye2ntib5bgf3n7fra4pciyv4i

Evolving competitive car controllers for racing games with neuroevolution

Luigi Cardamone, Daniele Loiacono, Pier Luca Lanzi
2009 Proceedings of the 11th Annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation - GECCO '09  
In particular, we focused on The Open Car Racing Simulator (TORCS), an open source car racing simulator, already used as a platform for several scientific competitions dedicated to games.  ...  In this paper we apply NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies (NEAT), a well known neuroevolution approach, to evolve competitive non-player characters for a racing game.  ...  Competition API In the Simulated Car Racing Competition, the competitors have been provided with a specific software interface developed on a client/server basis.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1569901.1570060 dblp:conf/gecco/CardamoneLL09 fatcat:5tcemhhp6rd3nixviz67wiayn4

Generalization of TORCS car racing controllers with artificial neural networks and linear regression analysis

Kyung-Joong Kim, Jun-Ho Seo, Jung-Guk Park, Joong Chae Na
2012 Neurocomputing  
Experimental results on TORCS-based car racing simulations show that the combination of the two machine learning algorithms with the heuristic outperforms other alternatives (heuristic only, heuristic  ...  Designing controllers for simulated cars is a challenging task because there are numerous sensor inputs and a lot of actuators to be controlled.  ...  Since 2008, international game AI competitions have changed their basic platform from 2D point-to-point car racing to realistic 3D car racing simulator, TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator) [2] (Fig  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2011.06.034 fatcat:3owkj75sbrcjbk4cbwtrip4zlq

Evolving a rule system controller for automatic driving in a car racing competition

Diego Perez, Yago Saez, Gustavo Recio, Pedro Isasi
2008 2008 IEEE Symposium On Computational Intelligence and Games  
This paper is a report of the results obtained by this controller during the car racing competition held in Hong Kong during the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2008).  ...  Car racing is an active research field where new advances in aerodynamics, consumption and engine power are critical each season.  ...  TORCS Simulator The software used (TORCS: The Open Racing Car Simulator, source: is today one of the most popular simulators.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cig.2008.5035659 dblp:conf/cig/PerezSRI08 fatcat:b7sgf6zt7bdp7pdy477ot3kthm

Review Paper on Study of Design and Analysis of Go-Kart Chassis

Prof. Praful Ulhe
2019 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
Our main objective is to design the chassis for racing competition purpose. Hence we consider some fundamental parameters according from competition manual.  ...  It is simple four-wheeled, self propelled, light weighted, compact, single seated and open wheel racing car. The first kart was built in California in 1956.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2019.2147 fatcat:d3ofkvp5irgwne6b5jmgkynica

The Artificial Intelligence behind the winning entry to the 2019 AI Robotic Racing Competition [article]

Christophe De Wagter and Federico Paredes-Vallés and Nilay Sheth and Guido de Croon
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This allowed us to reach speeds of ~9.2m/s in the last race, unrivaled by previous autonomous drone race competitions.  ...  In this article, we present the winning solution of the first AI Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit, a competition consisting of four races in which all participating teams used the same drone, to which they  ...  The team lead was G. de Croon and the competition lead was C. De Wagter.  ... 
arXiv:2109.14985v1 fatcat:tde4cozwlngw5ptz7cvc55yrc4

Who's who

Nicola Jones, Lucy Odling-Smee
2007 Nature Network Boston  
MacG Racing are currently competing in the Britcar British Endurance Championship.  ...  Alan then moved into cost estimating working on manual and powershift transmissions and more recently working on manual gear shifters and manual gear shifter cables.  ... 
doi:10.1038/news070514-10 fatcat:u7ev4eixlvgedhjepxuwoulpju

Improving Aerodynamic Efficiency and Decreasing Drag Coefficient of an F1 in Schools Race Car

Ao Gai
2021 Modern Applied Science  
To improve the aerodynamic efficiency of a Formula One (F1) in Schools race car, the original model of the car is evaluated and compared with a new design.  ...  The experimental data and methods of this study can provide help and guidance for teenagers participating in the F1 in Schools competition program to solve the aerodynamic performance problems of racing  ...  FloEFD vitally allows the exported race car model to be simulated within a correct environment with the correct data restrictions.  ... 
doi:10.5539/mas.v15n2p73 fatcat:26qbcghbzvc6dlttfdxvfbqasu

Autonomous Driving—A Crash Explained in Detail

Betz, Heilmeier, Wischnewski, Stahl, Lienkamp
2019 Applied Sciences  
The software was used to participate in the Roborace Season Alpha Championship. The championship aims to achieve autonomous race cars competing with different software stacks against each other.  ...  Crashes with autonomous vehicles have happened before but a detailed explanation of why software failed and what part of the software was not working correctly is missing in research articles.  ...  A video demonstrating the software development on the HiL Simulator can be found here: How To Simulate AI For Autonomous Racing -Roborace: com/watch?v=d1nLdsC2cK4&t.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app9235126 fatcat:i3n2teycbvg4tlouu5chdx464u

Optimization of an Autonomous Car Controller Using a Self-Adaptive Evolutionary Strategy

Tae Seong Kim, Joong Chae Na, Kyung Joong Kim
2012 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  
Open-source car racing simulation software (TORCS) is used to test the goodness of the proposed methods on 6 different tracks.  ...  Experimental results show that the SAES is competitive with the manual design of authors and a simple ES.  ...  Since 2008, international game AI competitions have changed their basic platform from 2D car racing to 3D car simulation, i.e., TORCS [9] .  ... 
doi:10.5772/50848 fatcat:caqe34wauzcyphgysbgujhxm64

The Mario AI Benchmark and Competitions

Sergey Karakovskiy, Julian Togelius
2012 IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games  
During the last two years, the benchmark has been used in a number of competitions associated with international conferences, and researchers and students from around the world have contributed diverse  ...  from an earlier conference paper reporting on a first version of the benchmark and initial learning experiments [15] and another conference paper reporting on the results of the 2009 edition of the competition  ...  Compared to those papers, the current paper contains updated and technically deeper information on the benchmark, results from the 2010 competitions, descriptions of new entrants and tracks, and additional  ... 
doi:10.1109/tciaig.2012.2188528 fatcat:yllec7xwondqjhqtgh6fkmfpru

Autonomous Formula Racecar: Overall System Design and Experimental Validation [article]

Hanqing Tian, Jun Ni, Zirui Li, Jibin Hu
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper also briefly introduces the Formula Student Autonomous Competition (FSAC).  ...  Vehicle Platform and Software Architecture The test vehicle platform named Smart Shark is an formula electric racing car (BIT-FSE Silver Shark) that our team have adapted and converted into an autonomous  ...  Individual vehicle modification, perception & motion planning system and dynamic control for path tracking cannot solve the problem in a racing competition.  ... 
arXiv:2009.00385v1 fatcat:ir6rk2ehejd5he5qm666txzioi
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