Virtual Meeting Place
CRASHPAD is based on the popular MOO software developed by Xerox Palo Alto Research
Center. It is a text-based world where CRASH members and Internet surfers can gather
to talk, plan, create, and play.
Artifical Life Testbed
One of CRASHPAD's main purposes is to act as testbed for artificial life. As
more software robots and A-life programs are being developed, their interactions with live
humans and the realism of these interactions will become increasingly important. Our MOO can
provide a place for these interactions to occur. Once completed, CRASHPAD will host a number
of interesting and intelligent artificial characters.
This web site will contain gzips of programming code
for several different types of software robots,
including the Maas-Neotek style of robot (like Julia).
CRASHPAD construction is in full swing. If you are interested in working on the MOO, let
us know. We need both programmers and people to
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