Patrick MacAlpine
Ph.D. Student
Patrick is researching autonomous multiagent systems and machine learning. His current focus is on using reinforcement learning to develop locomotion skills and strategy for the for the UT Austin Villa RoboCup 3D Simulation League team. Before coming to UT, Patrick worked as a software engineer at Green Hills Software and Acelot, Inc. in Santa Barbara, California. Outside of his research, Patrick enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and following college football.
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The RoboCup 2013 Drop-In Player Challenges: A Testbed for Ad Hoc Teamwork 2014
Patrick MacAlpine, Katie Genter, Samuel Barrett, and and Peter Stone, In Proc. of 13th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 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 and Peter Stone,
SCRAM: Scalable Collision-avoiding Role Assignment with Minimal-makespan for Formational Positioning 2014
Patrick MacAlpine, Eric Price, and Peter Stone, In Proc. of 13th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), May 2014. Accompanying videos at
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.
Positioning to Win: A Dynamic Role Assignment and Formation Positioning System 2013
Patrick MacAlpine, Francisco Barrera, and Peter Stone, In {R}obo{C}up-2012: Robot Soccer World Cup {XVI} 2013.
Simultaneous Learning and Reshaping of an Approximated Optimization Task 2013
Patrick MacAlpine, Elad Liebman, and Peter Stone, In AAMAS Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop, May 2013.
UT Austin Villa: RoboCup 2012 3D Simulation League Champion 2013
Patrick MacAlpine, Nick Collins, Adrian Lopez-Mobilia, and Peter Stone, In {R}obo{C}up-2012: Robot Soccer World Cup {XVI}, Xiaoping Chen and Peter Stone and Luis Enrique Sucar and Tijn Van der Zant (Eds.) 2013. Springer Verlag.
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.
Using Dynamic Rewards to Learn a Fully Holonomic Bipedal Walk 2012
Patrick MacAlpine and Peter Stone, In AAMAS Adaptive Learning Agents (ALA) Workshop, June 2012.
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.
On Optimizing Interdependent Skills: A Case Study in Simulated 3D Humanoid Robot Soccer 2011
Daniel Urieli, Patrick MacAlpine, Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, Yinon Bentor, and Peter Stone, In Proc. of 10th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS'11), May 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.
Optimizing Interdependent Skills for Simulated 3D Humanoid Robot Soccer 2010
Daniel Urieli, Patrick MacAlpine, Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, Yinon Bentor, and Peter Stone, In The Fifth Workshop on Humanoid Soccer Robots at Humanoids 2010, Nashville, TN 2010.
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