Texas Computer Science students are programming robots to play soccer... and winning. Current robots are only 2-feet high, but the goal is to develop robotic players large and skillful enough to beat a real-live World Cup team by 2050. Students from Texas Tech (TT) and The University of Texas at Austin (UT) use C++ to program robots to play without human interaction during the games. The robots play as a team and make individual decisions.
Dr. Peter Stone, assistant professor of computer sciences, and his student team won first place in a computer-simulated soccer competition at RoboCup 2003 in Italy.
Assistant Professor Peter Stone and his team of students are headed to Padua, Italy, for the 2003 RoboCup.