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Trained Minesweeper Agents

A version of minesweeper that lets you train agents with rules, and they get to play
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Figure out an interface for training agents to play the game Minesweeper. You reward them for behavior that will tend to find mines without blowing them up. Some versions may offer optional agent-communication. Like so many lemmings, they appear on the field and start executing the plan. You score based on how efficient they are and how many are left after the bombs have all been identified.
bmw, May 03 2001


       PS: Core Wars or c-robots, maybe?
wiml, May 03 2001

       This rather presupposes some way to make autonomous agents with learning capability...
egnor, May 03 2001

       I've never understood why mines get so dusty in the first place.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 06 2016

       The miners never remember to wipe their feet.
bungston, May 10 2016

       That pun was the pits, [Ian]. Down here at the coalface of this goldmine of wit, we expect more gems.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 10 2016


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