AI Seminar

Toyota AI Seminar | The RoboCup Standard Platform League: Challenges and Opportunities

Eric Chown

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Bowdoin College
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Stained-Glass Conference Room (3725 Beyster Bldg.)

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About the Event

RoboCup is an annual competition modeled on soccer’s World Cup. The difference is that the competitors are robots. The goal of the competition is to produce a team that can beat the World Cup champions by the year 2050. In this talk I will discuss the Standard Platform League, the only league in RoboCup that features off-the-shelf hardware. With standard hardware teams in the league must focus on software issues such as cooperation and coordination of multi-agent systems. In 2007 a team of undergraduates from Bowdoin College shocked the robotics world by winning the RoboCup championship. An analysis of this victory is useful not only in understanding how to build good robot soccer teams, but has broader implications about AI research in general as well as for computer science education.

Additional Information

Contact: Jonathan Sorg

Email: jdsorg@umich.edu

Sponsor(s): Toyota AI Seminar Series

Open to: Public