Artificial Intelligence

Self-driving Cars Are Right Around the Corner; Then What?

July 21, 2014

It is easy to envision autonomous cars as simply allowing drivers to safely multitask while “driving” — that they will be otherwise quite similar to today’s cars on today’s roads. However, much bigger changes are ahead, and it won’t be long before we no longer remember what life was like when cars had steering wheels. ...

Peter Stone Can't Get Enough Of Robots Playing Soccer

January 15, 2014

Professor Peter Stone spoke with Joe Palca this morning on NPR's Morning Edition about taking his "passion for soccer into the lab" in a segment aptly titled "Peter Stone Can't Get Enough Of Robots Playing Soccer." ...

To Make Intersections Smarter, We Need Cars To Be Smarter, Too

January 8, 2014

Kurt Dresne, one of Professor Peter Stone's former UT Computer Science graduate student spoke with NPR's Robert Siegel recently about his thesis research on autonomous intersection management in a segment called "To Make Intersections Smarter, We Need Cars To Be Smarter, Too." ...

AI Groups See Success at Summer Conferences

July 19, 2013

UTCS's AI group enjoyed considerable success at this summer's conferences. ...

Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities

July 8, 2013

While driverless cars might still seem like science fiction outside the Valley, the people working and thinking about these technologies are starting to ask what these autos could mean for the city of the future. The short answer is “a lot.” ...

A New Computer Game ‘Bot’ Acts Just Like a Real Person

October 24, 2012

BBC News is one of many outlets to report that computer scientist Risto Miikkulainen and his team stepped away with first place at the annual BotPrize Competition for a bot that displayed behavior very similar to that of a human. ...

Artificially Intelligent Game Bots Pass the Turing Test on Turing’s Centenary

September 26, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — An artificially intelligent virtual gamer created by computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin has won the BotPrize by convincing a panel of judges that it was more human-like than half the humans it ...

They Are Robots and This Is Robocup

September 5, 2012

A website devoted to covering the world of soccer adds a pinch of science by covering Robocup. ...

UT^2 Game Bot Judged More Human Than Human

September 5, 2012

Screenshot from Unreal Tournament 2004, the videogame in which in which multiple players and bots battle each other with different weapons and abilities. ...

The UT^2 Game Bot Judged More Human Than Humans

August 14, 2012

The UT^2 game bot, created by Jacob Schrum, Igor Karpov, and Professor Risto Miikkulainen, won the Humanlike Bot Competition at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2012). The UT^2 bot is the first winning bot in the history of the Humanlike Bot Competition to be judged as human more often than half the human players participating in the evaluation. ...

Heavy Hitters

August 1, 2012

The Economist speaks with Dr. Peter Stone about how making sporting robots can aid in using them for rescue missions. ...

Robot Sport: Heavy Hitters

July 21, 2012

Sporting robots are still slow. But their inventors are making rapid strides ...

Putting the Auto in Automobile

July 5, 2012

Peter Stone talks about autonomous vehicles and intersections with Michael Breen of American Mathematical Society on this podcast episode of Mathematical Moments. ...

UT Robots Win Soccer Championship

July 3, 2012

The Austin Business Journal reports on our robot squad’s triumph in Mexico City. ...

University of Texas at Austin Team Wins Robot Soccer World Championships in Two Divisions

June 27, 2012

The UT Austin Villa Standard Platform League RoboCup World Champion Team, which includes Dr. Peter Stone, doctoral students Todd Hester, Sam Barrett, Katie Genter, Piyush Khandelwal and Jake Menashe, and master’s student Yuchen He. ...

UT robots win soccer championship in Mexico City

June 26, 2012

UT Austin Villa, a team of robots led by University of Texas computer scientists, took home two 2012 Robot Soccer World Cup division championships during the RoboCup 2012 in Mexico City this month. ...

Professor Peter Stone Elected AAAI Fellow

May 23, 2012

Professor Peter Stone has been elected as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) for his significant contributions to machine learning, multiagent systems, and robotics, and pioneering applications in robot soccer, trading agents, and autonomous driving domains. ...

5 Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Make You Love Commuting

May 17, 2012

Ordinary Americans can't buy intelligent, self-driving cars just yet, but the technology could someday revolutionize one of the nation's most common road rituals—the morning and evening commutes that bookend the workday for millions of people. ...

No lights, no signs, no accidents - future intersections for driverless cars

March 23, 2012

Computer scientists at the University of Texas in Austin are developing intersections of the future, designed to accommodate the driverless vehicles they believe will soon take over our roads. The intersection will have no traffic lights and no stop signs, just computer programs that will talk directly to each car on the road. ...

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