For sometime now, I've been toying with the idea of building a virtual environment in Java (Java3D or Xith) for doing AI/language research. I actually requested ideas from this community sometime back:http://www.java-gaming.org/cgi-bin/JGNetForums/YaBB.cgi?board=announcements;action=display;num=1065803092
I was thinking of something fairly simplistic, until I recently started playing with Artificial Planet (http://aiplanet.sf.net
). A port of this system to Java could provide a really nice, general purpose toy/tool for the Java AI/A-Life community and would be perfect for my AI/language research. The graphics could also be improved from the existing 2.5D to full 3D and could be used to show-off Java's ever-improving graphics capabilities.
Does this seem like a worthwhile project?
Anyone interested in chipping in?