Austin Villa 2011: Sharing is Caring: Better Awareness through Information Sharing (2012)
In 2008, UT Austin Villa entered a team in the first Nao competition of the Standard Platform League of the RoboCup competition. The team had previous experience in RoboCup in the Aibo leagues. Using this past experience, the team developed an entirely new codebase for the Nao. In 2009, UT Austin combined forces with Texas Tech University, to form TT-UT Austin Villa1 . Austin Villa won the 2009 US Open and placed fourth in the 2009 RoboCup competition in Graz, Austria. In 2010 Austin Villa successfully defended our 1st place at the 2010 US Open and improved to finish 3rd at RoboCup 2010 in Singapore. Austin Villa reached the quarterfinals at RoboCup 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey before falling to the eventual champions, B-Human. This report describes the algorithms used in these tournaments, including the architecture, vision, motion, localization, and behaviors.
Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin. Tech Report UT-AI-TR-12-01.

Samuel Barrett Ph.D. Alumni sbarrett [at] cs utexas edu
Katie Genter Ph.D. Alumni katie [at] cs utexas edu
Todd Hester Postdoctoral Alumni todd [at] cs utexas edu
Piyush Khandelwal Ph.D. Alumni piyushk [at] cs utexas edu
Michael Quinlan Formerly affiliated Research Scientist mquinlan [at] cs utexas edu
Mohan Sridharan Ph.D. Alumni mhnsrdhrn [at] gmail com
Peter Stone Faculty pstone [at] cs utexas edu