Movement Pattern Learning

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Patterned Movement
A movement that keeps using the same patterns.
Pattern Matching or other learning methods beats it easily but it is still effective in nano bots.

Movement Pattern Learning

Movement that learns the correct pattern to use.
In nano bots hitting walls is a big problem but still effective against learning guns.
We think that enemy has a pattern matching gun so it keeps the movement stats of enemy like current velocity, lateral velocity.
We shouldn't do the same thing again at the same situation if we've been hit before.
Create a "int[n]"
Note: Increasing n slows down learning.
Make a counter that will increase it's value every tick.
We will use this counter for choosing the pattern index.
Index Formula: counterValue / m.
Note: "m" should be >= 4. If lower enemy could hit us because of reaction time. We should move more than half of the bot width.
Calculation: 2 + 4 + 6 + 8 = 20 > 18
To learn: when we are hit we take the current pattern index and increase it so the next time we use that pattern we will make a different move :and enemy won't be able to hit our bot.


    public static int patternNum = 30; 
    public static int tickPerPattern = 15; //We will use a pattern for 15 ticks
    public static int movePerPattern = 36;
    public static int[] m = new int[patternNum];
    public static int counter = 0;
    public void run() {
Turning the radar to find a robot.
    public void onScannedRobot(robocode.ScannedRobotEvent e) {
        setTurnRightRadians((e.getBearingRadians()) + 1.5707963267948966D); //Staying perpendicular to the enemy to have a large escape angle
        int currentPattern = m[counter / tickPerPattern]; 
        int direction = currentPattern % 3 - 1; //Finding the direction to go
        setAhead(direction * movePerPattern);//Move!
        counter %= (tickPerPattern * patternNum);//We don't want an ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
        setTurnRadarLeftRadians(getRadarTurnRemaining());//Locking the radar
    public void onHitByBullet(robocode.HitByBulletEvent e) {
        m[(counter / tickPerPattern)] += 1; //Changing the direction for not being hit the next time
Learning the correct pattern


Adding wall smoothing like in RaikoNano.
Having more decisions to make.
Current: -8, 0, 8
After: -8, -4, 0, 4, 8