Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Montreal Gazette - Smart soldiers decided to flee the Rings battle


...each of these computerized soldiers is assessing the environment around them, drawing on a repertoire of military moves that have been taught them through motion capture - determining how they will combat the enemy, step over the terrain, deal with obstacles in front of them through their own intelligence - and there's 200,000 of them doing that."


Basically, all the necessary information for decision-making was fed into this network of computers without determining for them whether they would win or lose.


But this attempt to ensure that they acted spontaneously almost sabotaged the the battleground sequences.


"For the first two years, the biggest problem we had was soldiers fleeing the field of battle," Taylor said.


"We could not make their computers stupid enough to not run away."


read the whole thing, it's funny. And impressive in a CGI sort of way.

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