UT Austin Villa: RoboCup 2017 3D Simulation League Competition and Technical Challenges Champions (2017)
The UT Austin Villa team, from the University of Texas at Austin, won the 2017 RoboCup 3D Simulation League, winning all 23 games that the team played. During the course of the competition the team scored 171 goals and conceded only 1. Additionally the team won the RoboCup 3D Simulation League technical challenge by winning each of a series of three league challenges: free, passing and scoring, and Gazebo running challenge. This paper describes the changes and improvements made to the team between 2016 and 2017 that allowed it to win both the main competition and each of the league technical challenges.
In {R}obo{C}up 2017: Robot Soccer World Cup {XXI}, Claude Sammut and Oliver Obst and Flavio Tonidandel and Hidehisa Akyama (Eds.) 2017. Springer.

Patrick MacAlpine Ph.D. Student patmac [at] cs utexas edu
Peter Stone Faculty pstone [at] cs utexas edu