A * Searching Algorithm - Pronounced "A star"   UPDATED: Dec 1, 2015   A bot path searching algorithm that will find the shortest and least cost path to the final state (goal). I wrote an example to visually explain how this is used in the real world. This type of bot searching is commonly used in games that are based on a grid system. The images below are taken from the example program that you can get below this description.   For example, say we have a map of some terrain. Shown below.