The Tactical Amulet Extraction Bot

This is the homepage of TAEB, the Tactical Amulet Extraction Bot for NetHack. TAEB is a framework for constructing a variety of automatic and semi-automatic players. It is a shared, on-and-off hobby of several people cooperating in #interhack on freenode.

The TAEB project was started in November 2007 based on experience gained from several earlier bot projects, most of them with much smaller teams. Through its flexibility and extensibility, it has since surpassed all of the previous efforts to build a NetHack bot, and has only one viable competitor, saiph. TAEB is capable of reaching Medusa depth on a somewhat regular basis, and has a sufficiently expressive set of primitives to build an Oracle-class bot in roughly 100 lines of clear code.

If you think hacking on an AI project for an addictive (and fairly hard) computer game sounds like fun, you're welcome to come join us in #interhack. TAEB is a fairly large project, but well commented, and admits sharing work between AIs so you don't have to agree with the team on all design issues.