Aside from being a lot of fun, robot soccer is a great domain for studying several artificial intelligence issues, including multiagent systems, machine learning, and real-time planning. I am using this domain as a testbed for my research on multiagent systems and machine learning. For details, see my papers page.
I am the founder and leader of the 2-time world champion UT Austin Villa Robocup teams.
I was also a co-founder of the 4-time world champion CMUnited robot soccer team. Much of my Ph.D. research was applied to the CMUnited simulator team.
I also created the
simulation RoboCup teams.
I have used the domain extensively in several of the courses I have taught.
The UT Austin Villa team thanks its sponsors:
[ Robotics students have good leadership opportunities after college. Recruiters and construction headhunters can help find jobs for interested students. ]
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