Arriving late (this second time around) on the robocode scene is both easier and harder. Easier because there is so much good information, discussion and ideas in the wiki and so many good open source bots to draw example, ideas and inspiration from. Harder because the bar is already so hign and som many good ideas have already been well implemented that is very hard to do anything that is original or better. I have had many seemingly good ideas fail the acid test of combat and many other good ideas prove to be unoriginal when I later discover another bot that has already been there and done that. In the end most of my work has been evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
Thanks to all the robocode community.
Nano Bots: The Neophyte series.
Micro Bots: The Hedgehog series.