(logo by Janette Forte)
This is the official site of the UT Austin Villa 3D Simulation team from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin.

This web page provides supplementary material to the following paper:

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, Peter Stone

Published in the Proc. of 11th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2012) in Valencia, Spain, June 2012.

The full paper can be found here.


This paper presents the architecture and key components of a simulated humanoid robot soccer team, UT Austin Villa, which was designed to compete in the RoboCup 3D simulation competition. These key components include (1) an omnidirectional walk engine and associated walk parameter optimization framework, (2) an inverse kinematics based kicking architecture, and (3) a dynamic role assignment and positioning system. UT Austin Villa won the RoboCup 2011 3D simulation competition in convincing fashion by winning all 24 games it played. During the course of the competition the team scored 136 goals while conceding none. We analyze the effect of each component in isolation and show through extensive experiments that the complete team significantly outperforms all the other teams from the competition.

Below are a few videos and links to pages (with more videos) that demonstrate the work reported in this paper.

Action from RoboCup 2011.
Download videos: Highlights (ogv, mp4), Final 1st half (ogv, mp4), Final 2nd half (ogv, mp4)

Agent Components

Omnidirectional Walk Optimization
Kicking Engine
Dynamic Role Assignment and Formation Positioning System
For any questions, please contact Patrick MacAlpine.