August 2017: This year Matthew Hausknecht, Piyush
Khandelwal, Katie Genter, and Patrick MacAlpine each received a
Ph.D. Jivko Sinapov was hired as a professor at Tufts, and Stefano
Albrecht was hired as a professor at the University of Edinburgh.
Congratulations to all these LARG alumni!
July 2017: We won first place at the the international
RoboCup 2017 competition in the 3D simulation league and
third place in the RoboCup@Home Domestic Standard Platform League with our team
UT Austin Villa.
September 2016: I published "Artificial
Intelligence and Life in 2030", the first Study Panel Report of
the One Hundred
Year Study on Artificial Intelligence.
In February 2017 I delivered a lecture about it at an event hosted by the Prime
Minister of Finland.
September 2015: I co-founded Cogitai, Inc. with Mark Ring and Satinder Singh.
March 2013: I spoke at TEDxYouth Austin on
"Robot Soccer" (14 minute video).
the founder and director of the
Learning Agents Research Group (LARG)
The University of
Texas at Austin
, as well as associate department chair and
chair of the University's Robotics Portfolio
I am also the President, COO, and co-founder of
My main research interest in AI is understanding how we can best
create complete intelligent agents. I consider adaptation,
interaction, and embodiment to be essential capabilities of such
agents. Thus, my research focuses mainly on machine learning,
multiagent systems, and robotics
. To me, the most exciting research
topics are those inspired by challenging real-world problems. I
believe that complete successful research includes both precise, novel
algorithms and fully implemented and rigorously evaluated
applications. My application domains have included robot soccer,
autonomous bidding agents, autonomous vehicles, autonomic computing,
and social agents.