Patrick MacAlpine's Publications

Refereed Conference Papers

UT Austin Villa 2014: RoboCup 3D Simulation League Champion via Overlapping Layered Learning.
Patrick MacAlpine, Mike Depinet, and Peter Stone.
In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15), January 2015. [26.7% acceptance rate]
Accompanying videos at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~AustinVilla/sim/3dsimulation/#2014
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SCRAM: Scalable Collision-avoiding Role Assignment with Minimal-makespan for Formational Positioning.
Patrick MacAlpine, Eric Price, and Peter Stone.
In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15), January 2015. [26.7% acceptance rate]
Accompanying videos at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~AustinVilla/sim/3dsimulation/AustinVilla3DSimulationFiles/2013/html/scram.html
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The RoboCup 2013 Drop-In Player Challenges: Experiments in Ad Hoc Teamwork.
Patrick MacAlpine, Katie Genter, Samuel Barrett, and Peter Stone.
In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Septermber 2014. [46.7% acceptance rate]
Accompanying videos at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~AustinVilla/sim/3dsimulation/AustinVilla3DSimulationFiles/2013/html/dropin.html
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Humanoid Robots Learning to Walk Faster: From the Real World to Simulation and Back.
Alon Farchy, Samuel Barrett, Patrick MacAlpine, and Peter Stone.
In Proc. of 12th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), May 2013. [22.9% acceptance rate]
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Design and Optimization of an Omnidirectional Humanoid Walk: A Winning Approach at the RoboCup 2011 3D Simulation Competition.
Patrick MacAlpine, Samuel Barrett, Daniel Urieli, Victor Vu, and Peter Stone.
In Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12), July 2012. [26.0% acceptance rate]
Accompanying videos at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~AustinVilla/sim/3dsimulation/AustinVilla3DSimulationFiles/2011/html/walk.html
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UT Austin Villa 2011: A Champion Agent in the RoboCup 3D Soccer Simulation Competition.
Patrick MacAlpine, Daniel Urieli, Samuel Barrett, Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, Francisco Barrera, Adrian Lopez-Mobilia, Nicolae Stiurca, Victor Vu, and Peter Stone.
In Proc. of 11th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2012), June 2012. [20.4% acceptance rate]
Accompanying videos at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~AustinVilla/sim/3dsimulation/AustinVilla3DSimulationFiles/2011/html/components.html
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On Optimizing Interdependent Skills: A Case Study in Simulated 3D Humanoid Robot Soccer.
Daniel Urieli, Patrick MacAlpine, Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, Yinon Bentor, and Peter Stone.
In Proc. of 10th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2011), pp. 769–776, IFAAMAS, May 2011. [22.1% acceptance rate]
Accompanying videos at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~AustinVilla/sim/3dsimulation/AustinVilla3DSimulationFiles/2010/html/skilloptimization2010.html
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Refereed Workshop/Symposium Papers

Keyframe Sampling, Optimization, and Behavior Integration: Towards Long-Distance Kicking in the RoboCup 3D Simulation League.
Mike Depinet, Patrick MacAlpine, and Peter Stone.
In H. Levent Akin, Reinaldo A. C. Bianchi, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, and Komei Sugiura, editors, RoboCup-2014: Robot Soccer World Cup XVIII, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2015.
Accompanying videos at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~AustinVilla/sim/3dsimulation/AustinVilla3DSimulationFiles/2014/html/learningFromObservation.html
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Simultaneous Learning and Reshaping of an Approximated Optimization Task.
Patrick MacAlpine, Elad Liebman, and Peter Stone.
In AAMAS Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop, May 2013.
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UT Austin Villa: RoboCup 2012 3D Simulation League Champion.
Patrick MacAlpine, Nick Collins, Adrian Lopez-Mobilia and Peter Stone.
In Xiaoping Chen, Peter Stone, Luis Enrique Sucar, and Tijn Van der Zant, editors, RoboCup-2012: Robot Soccer World Cup XVI, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2013.
Accompanying video at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~AustinVilla/sim/3dsimulation/AustinVilla3DSimulationFiles/2012/html/results_3d/#highlights
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Positioning to Win: A Dynamic Role Assignment and Formation Positioning System.
Patrick MacAlpine, Francisco Barrera, and Peter Stone.
In Xiaoping Chen, Peter Stone, Luis Enrique Sucar, and Tijn Van der Zant, editors, RoboCup-2012: Robot Soccer World Cup XVI, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2013.
Accompanying video at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~AustinVilla/sim/3dsimulation/AustinVilla3DSimulationFiles/2011/html/positioning.html
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Using Dynamic Rewards to Learn a Fully Holonomic Bipedal Walk.
Patrick MacAlpine and Peter Stone.
In AAMAS Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop, June 2012.
Video available at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~AustinVilla/sim/3dsimulation/AustinVilla3DSimulationFiles/2012/html/holonomicwalk.html
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Wright Eagle and UT Austin Villa: RoboCup 2011 Simulation League Champions.
Aijun Bai, Xiaoping Chen, Patrick MacAlpine, Daniel Urieli, Samuel Barrett, and Peter Stone.
In Thomas Roefer, Norbert Michael Mayer, Jesus Savage, and Uluc Saranli, editors, RoboCup-2011: Robot Soccer World Cup XV, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2012. To appear.
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Technical Reports

UT Austin Villa 2011 3D Simulation Team Report.
Patrick MacAlpine, Daniel Urieli, Samuel Barrett, Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, Francisco Barrera, Adrian Lopez-Mobilia, Nicolae Stiurca, Victor Vu, and Peter Stone.
Technical Report AI11-10, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Computer Science, AI Laboratory, 2011.
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