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More Lambdas!

It turns out there are more Lambdas underground than we first thought. Details of
how to find the new ones are available here, and you can also see this on the task page.

Here are some new test maps:

(UPDATE: Added a note on crashing rocks into each other)

Growths!

We have made our surveying equipment more sensitive, and we are now beginning to find some growth underground which is hampering Robot movement. Details of these growths, and how to combat them, are available here, and you can also see this on the task page.

Here are some new test maps:

(EDIT 1115GMT Sunday: Added beard5 as a representation of this, just for fun…)

Trampolines

We’ve found a way to make some mines easier to navigate, and we hope it will be useful to you. The extension is available here, and you can also see this on the
task page.

Here are some new test maps:

Task clarifications

We have made some minor updates to the task specification to clarify some points. In particular: “Abort” means abort immediately. You may want to download the new document.

Flooding!

We’re having some trouble with the weather, and we’ve had to make some changes to our specification. The extension is available here, and you can also see this on the
task page.

Here are some new test maps:

UPDATE 21:45 GMT 20120713: Added an extra sentence to clarify exactly when the update/check happens.

FAQ

We’re getting a few common questions, so we’ve started keep a list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers.

Task announcement

The task details are now available here. You have until 12:00 July 16 Monday UTC for a full submission, or until 12:00 July 14 Saturday UTC for the lightning division.

Happy digging!