Name Doug Gallatin
Class 480
Year 2012
Quarter Fall
Section 1
Presentation Date October 23, 2012
Presentation Given Yes
Topic(s) BWAPI and competitions, Overmind AI in detail

BWAPI provides a set of api's for both controlling units and querying the game environment from c++ programs for the Starcraft: Brood War RTS. Several AI competitions run yearly that utilize this api. The Berkley Overmind AI won the 2010 AIIDE (AI for Interactive Digital Entertainment) competition which featured 29 different AI implementations by universities and companies. I will be looking in specific at the Overmind AI and how it deals with the problems of managing an economy, limited vision (FoW), and unit engagements when the opponent is doing everything in their power to disrupt these processes.