Monday, February 27, 2017

Andrew DiNunzio PPJ 2/21 - 2/27

This past week, I worked with DiLucca to get the AI to swing the gravity whip on a circle on a plane dictated by 3 points: the AI position, the ball position, and the target position.

Later, I worked with Johanna to get the AI to let go once the ball's velocity was approximately pointing towards the target.

Throughout the week, I've also been continuing my RL / machine learning studies, but that has slowed down a bit.


Time spent: Total: ~18 hours

  • 10 hours -RL / machine learning studies
  • 8 hours -AI swings the ball and lets go when near target


Pros:
  • AI actually scored a couple times
Cons:
  • AI may get stuck in infinite loop of swinging in circles if it never finds a "satisfactory" opportunity to let go
  • AI does pretty well when the ball approaches from the sides, but when the ball is above, the plane that is created is almost vertical, which creates a very bad circle of points - it should have a separate case of generating spline points in a different way when the ball is above it
  • I wasn't feeling well on our second meeting day of the week, so I left early.

 

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