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y name is Bart <Loki> van Hest. You can contact me via bvanhest /at/

I started out learning Java and ended up a Robocode addict. Unfortunately I have not much spare time to spent :(

Combining my interest in Norse mythology and robocode, I named my robots after the Asgard gods and their giant, dwarf and other opponents.

Author of (in order of creation):

  • Loki
  • Tyr
  • the mini's: mini.Fenrir, Zeo Balder, miniWodan and miniFreya
  • Sleipnir
  • the nano's/Norns: Skuld, Urd and Verdandi and a new nano Friga.
  • Svadilfari, a perceptual microbot
  • Fenrir, the terrible wolf that one day will be responsible for the destruction of the (robocode) world...
  • Hel
  • Hodur, the blind god. It's a 'fun' robot just to see how much information can be obtained about the enemy without using a radar...
  • Jormungand, the World Snake. My first bot featuring a GuessFactorTargeting gun, thanks to Kawigi's tutorial.
  • Wodan ... and still under development ... Maybe it will become my first WaveSurfer
  • miniWodan, my first robot with GF-targetting.
  • Mjolnir, a rambot.
  • Freya, my first bot optimised for Melee, using MinimumRiskMovement and a GF-gun.
  • Friga, a test in developing an anti-WaveSurfer gun based on GF-targetting (consumed to much computer power with dissapointing results. Using PM-targetting works better). Now evolved into a melee-bot.
  • Wolwa, my first experiment at WaveSurfing. Restarted work on this bot.
  • Valkiries, my first team.
  • RomanArmy. I don't know if it will be an effective team, but when it is not, at least it will be fun to watch. May be i will enter it as a fun-bot.
  • Ravens, my entry for the TwinDuel-competion will be a team of the two ravens of Wodan (Odin), called Hugin and Munin.


Freya was fighting in "challenge" mode (movement, no firing) again and tumbled down the melee rankings. I will run some battles to help her regain the los ground... --Loki