(logo by Janette Forte)
This is the official site of the 2005 Austin Villa Coach Competition
team at the University of Texas at Austin. Here, we present our coach
and used at the RoboCup competition in
Osaka, Japan, July 13 - 19, 2005.
We previously participated in the coach competition in
2003 and 2004.
UT Austin Villa won 1st place in the coach competition!
Ten coaches participated in the 2005 Coach Competition. Eight teams
qualified for the second round. Austin Villa barely made it into the
Finals placing fourth in Round 2. In the finals, UT Austin Villa
finished ahead of the other three remaining coaches to come out on
You can view the full results here.
The rules of the 2005 competition are very different from those in
previous years. To focus more on opponent modelling, the coaches are
no longer judged by their team's soccer-playing performance, but
instead judged solely on their ability to recognize the opponent's
strategy. Our coach agent is able to store models of patterns
from reviewing log files then recognize those behaviors online when they're
carried out by the opponent team. For more information, see the
official rules or the coach home page.
The coach implementation was done almost completely from scratch, but
some code and ideas were taken from our previous 2004 entry.
The binary used in the
competition is available for download here:
Note: Java 1.5 or higher is required to run this binary. The
coach has only been tested on Debian Linux 3.1
encounter any problems or have any questions, please contact Greg Kuhlmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu Sep 1 18:47:29 CDT 2005