Samuel Barrett
Ph.D. Student
Sam is researching ad hoc teamwork and reinforcement learning. His research focuses on how to cooperate with unknown teammates to accomplish a shared task with no precoordination. As part of RoboCup's Standard Platform League, he works on creating actions, teamwork, and intelligent behaviors for robot soccer. He was previously an NDSEG fellow, and he also worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in applying machine learning to detect terrorist threats. Outside work, Sam enjoys rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, racquetball, and playing flute.
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Communicating with Unknown Teammates 2014
Samuel Barrett, Noa Agmon, Noam Hazon, Sarit Kraus, and Peter Stone, In Proceedings of the Twenty-First European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 2014.
Cooperating with Unknown Teammates in Robot Soccer 2014
Samuel Barrett and Peter Stone, In AAMAS Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems Workshop (ARMS 2014), May 2014.
Cooperating with Unknown Teammates in Robot Soccer 2014
Samuel Barrett and Peter Stone, In AAAI Workshop on Multiagent Interaction without Prior Coordination (MIPC 2014), July 2014.
Modeling Uncertainty in Leading Ad Hoc Teams 2014
Noa Agmon, Samuel Barrett, and Peter Stone, In Proc. of 12th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), May 2014.
The RoboCup 2013 Drop-In Player Challenges: A Testbed for Ad Hoc Teamwork 2014
Patrick MacAlpine, Katie Genter, Samuel Barrett, and Peter Stone, In AAMAS Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems Workshop (ARMS 2014), May 2014. Accompanying videos at
The RoboCup 2013 Drop-In Player Challenges: Experiments in Ad Hoc Teamwork 2014
Patrick MacAlpine, Katie Genter, Samuel Barrett, and Peter Stone,
Communicating with Unknown Teammates 2013
Samuel Barrett, Noa Agmon, Noam Hazon, Sarit Kraus, and Peter Stone, In AAMAS Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop, May 2013.
Humanoid Robots Learning to Walk Faster: From the Real World to Simulation and Back 2013
Alon Farchy, Samuel Barrett, Patrick MacAlpine, and Peter Stone, In Proc. of 12th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), May 2013.
Teamwork with Limited Knowledge of Teammates 2013
Samuel Barrett, Peter Stone, Sarit Kraus, and Avi Rosenfeld, In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence , July 2013.
The 2012 {UT Austin Villa} Code Release 2013
Samuel Barrett, Katie Genter, Yuchen He, Todd Hester, Piyush Khandelwal, Jacob Menashe, and Peter Stone, In {R}obo{C}up-2013: Robot Soccer World Cup {XVII} 2013.
UT Austin Villa 2012: Standard Platform League World Champions 2013
Samuel Barrett, Katie Genter, Yuchen He, Todd Hester, Piyush Khandelwal, Jacob Menashe, and Peter Stone, In RoboCup-2012: Robot Soccer World Cup {XVI}, Xiaoping Chen and Peter Stone and Luis Enrique Sucar and Tijn Van der Zant (Eds.) 2013. Springer Verlag.
UT Austin Villa 2013: Advances in Vision, Kinematics, and Strategy 2013
Jacob Menashe, Katie Genter, Samuel Barrett, and Peter Stone, In The Eighth Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots at Humanoids 2013, October 2013.
An Analysis Framework for Ad Hoc Teamwork Tasks 2012
Samuel Barrett and Peter Stone, In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems ({AAMAS} 2012), June 2012.
Design and Optimization of an Omnidirectional Humanoid Walk: A Winning Approach at the RoboCup 2011 3D Simulation Competition 2012
Patrick MacAlpine, Samuel Barrett, Daniel Urieli, Victor Vu, and Peter Stone, In Twenty-Sixth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI'12), July 2012.
Learning Teammate Models for Ad Hoc Teamwork 2012
Samuel Barrett, Peter Stone, Sarit Kraus, and Avi Rosenfeld, In AAMAS Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop, June 2012.
Austin Villa 2011: Sharing is Caring: Better Awareness through Information Sharing 2012
Samuel Barrett, Katie Genter, Todd Hester, Piyush Khandelwal, Michael Quinlan, Peter Stone, and Mohan Sridharan, Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin. Tech Report UT-AI-TR-12-01.
UT Austin Villa 2011: A Champion Agent in the RoboCup 3D Soccer Simulation Competition 2012
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'12), June 2012.
Wright Eagle and UT Austin Villa: RoboCup 2011 Simulation League Champions 2012
Aijun Bai, Xiaoping Chen, Patrick MacAlpine, Daniel Urieli, Samuel Barrett, and Peter Stone, In {R}obo{C}up-2011: Robot Soccer World Cup {XV} 2012.
Ad Hoc Teamwork Modeled with Multi-armed Bandits: An Extension to Discounted Infinite Rewards 2011
Samuel Barrett and Peter Stone, In Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Adaptive Learning Agents Workshop (AAMAS - ALA), May 2011.
Austin Villa 2010 Standard Platform Team Report 2011
Samuel Barrett, Katie Genter, Matthew Hausknecht, Todd Hester, Piyush Khandelwal, Juhyun Lee, Michael Quinlan, Aibo Tian, Peter Stone, and Mohan Sridharan, Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin. Tech Report UT-AI-TR-11-01.
Comparing Agents: Success against People in Security Domains 2011
Raz Lin, Sarit Kraus, Noa Agmon, Samuel Barrett, and Peter Stone, In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 2011.
Empirical Evaluation of Ad Hoc Teamwork in the Pursuit Domain 2011
Samuel Barrett, Peter Stone, and Sarit Kraus, Proc. of 10th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2011) (2011).
UT Austin Villa 2011 3D Simulation Team Report 2011
Patrick MacAlpine, Daniel Urieli, Samuel Barrett, Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, Francisco Barrera, Adrian Lopez-Mobilia, Nicolae Stiurca, Victor Vu, and Peter Stone, Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin.
Controlled Kicking under Uncertainty 2010
Samuel Barrett, Katie Genter, Todd Hester, Michael Quinlan, and Peter Stone, In The Fifth Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots at Humanoids 2010, Nashville, TN 2010.
Transfer Learning for Reinforcement Learning on a Physical Robot 2010
Samuel Barrett, Matthew E. Taylor, and Peter Stone, In Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Adaptive Learning Agents Workshop (AAMAS - ALA), May 2010.
Currently affiliated with Learning Agents