I need this problem to be solved in 24 hrs and my budget is around $100. Please let me know if you are interested. Here is the problem.
\\As the creator of all species, your favorite game is fine tuning the tactics of your progeny in their
constant search for food. Today you are evaluating two of your favorite species: a predator named
Killbeast and its prey named Snackrabbit.
The Killbeast is a very quick animal, but is limited in its top speed. The Snackrabbit can usually
outrun the Killbeast but accelerates slowly. Both species are ground animals and live in open
plains without significant obstacles (Think of the problem in 2D. When the animals are at the
same position then the Killbeast wins). Table 1 shows the speed and acceleration for each species.
Speeds are distributed normally around the mean.
Table 1: Model Parameters
time to max speed 3 sec 6 sec
mean max speed 13.5 m/s 15. 5 m/s
max speed std 4 m/s 2 m/s
sensing range 500 m 25 m
The Snackrabbit can sense the presence of Killbeast at a distance of 25 meters, but the Killbeast
can sense the prey at over 500 meters, and thus has the natural advantage of planning its attack.
Finally, the Snackrabbit typically travels alone, while the Killbeasts like to hunt in groups. How
intelligently they use this advantage is up to you, the creator of all species, to decide.
Develop a model which simulates a hunt and a user interface which visualizes the movement of
the animals in a 2D space. This is to be done in Java. Run this model several times and determine
the strategies which you should give the Killbeast and Snackrabbit. Write a report describing the
given strategies, any assumptions which were used in the model, and the numerical results.
Analyze how changes in the speed distributions and predator pack sizes could affect the dynamics
of the hunt.
To complete this problem within the 36 hour timeframe, you will need to make several
simplifications and assumptions. An optimal answer is not required. Be sure to include all of your
assumptions in the report, and feel free to discuss possible future extensions which you could
consider given more time.