Marathon News 30.11.2021

235 posts Tue, Nov 30, 2021 at 06:08 PM in General Marathon Discussions

The intense 24-hour TCO21 Marathon Final was conquered by the TCO21 champion CatalinT. The second and third place winners were Psyho and wleite. Congratulations to the champion and to all finalists as well!

The challenge was to find an optimal strategy for a ninja navigating within a grid to find the most coins while avoiding spikes, which decreased the score. Navigation is partly randomized by dice throws that determine step length. As usual, a simple statement leads to a mathematically and algorithmically difficult optimization problem with a variety of possible solution approaches.

Two exciting new Marathon Matches are scheduled for December.

The Real Time Cognitive State Determination Marathon Match will run during 15.12-12.1.

Using several biometric sensor inputs, Topcoder members will create an integrated system that categorizes a trainee’s cognitive state in real time. Sensor data will be combined and used to predict an individual’s cognitive state no less than 3 seconds in the future based on their current state.

(These thrive articles are related to what the competitors will be asked to do:

Marathon Match 131 is scheduled to run 15.12-22.12.

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