Reinforcement Learning using Neural Networks, with Applications to Motor Control
- Rémi Coulom's PhD thesis. Contains a description of the K1999 path-optimization algorithm, and reinforcement-learning experiments with RARS.
Reinforcement learning for RARS
by Marco Barreno and Darren Liccardo
Vamos Automotive Simulator
- The Open Race Car Simulator
- Another "advanced" car simulator available with source and plenty of interesting technical information
- A WipeOut clone
Chris Hecker's Rigid Body Dynamics Information
- learn how to build a physical simulation.
Physics of Racing Series
- by Brian Beckman
Programming Games and Contests
- a collection of links to robot and programming contests