The Darpa Grand Challenge it ain’t. But Tank Wars, a new competition for college technology whizzes, might
produce some innovation nevertheless.
The contest—run by Electronic Arts, the popular video-game manufacturer—asks computer-science students to create the artificial intelligence for a program that pits two military tanks against each other in battle. For a game-making contest, Tank Wars is a pretty exclusive affair: Only students from a roster of research universities have been invited to participate. (BusinessWeek)