Tag Archives: Robocup

AIspace: Learn artificial intelligence using this collection of freely available interactive tools

A few days ago, I wrote about what I believe is the average person’s irrational fear of robots. As some people pointed out, some of these fears exist because we don’t really understand what Artificial Intelligence is and what it is capable of. So, I thought that some/many/all of our readers may benefit from learning… Read More »

Robotics in 2008 and 2009: What happened in 2008 and what might happen in 2009

First, I want to wish all of you a happy and prosperous new year! This blog continued to grow in 2008 and we now receive 50% more traffic than the year before. On December 31st, the last day of 2008, Feedburner stats also reported that we finally reached 2000 subscribers in combined RSS and email.… Read More »

Robot soccer: Then and now!

Just a couple of days ago, we had the conclusion of the 2007 edition of the annual RoboCup tournament held at Georgia Tech. The event which has exploded in popularity in recent years includes a variety of different soccer playing robots both physical and simulation as well as other events such as the robot rescue… Read More »

New Nao at Robocup 2007

The 2007 edition of the world famous Robocup tournament is well under way and more than half way through at Georgia Tech in Atalanta; the competition ends on July 10th. French humanoid robot maker, Aldebaran Robotics, was there to show off their second generation Nao robot. The new robot is a bit smaller than the… Read More »

The Semantic Robot Vision Challenge

For the first time, researchers will compete in the Semantic Robot Vision Challenge (SRVC) as part of AAAI’s Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition. The idea behind SRVC is to test machine learning algorithms applied to computer vision using online databases. The competition will essentially send mobile robots to a scavenger hunt. The Semantic Robot Vision… Read More »

Prof. Peter Stone: IJCAI-2007 Computers and Thought Award

Dr. Peter Stone who is assistant professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas Austin was the recipient of this year’s Computers and Thought Award. The award is presented during the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) to a person selected by a specially selected review committee. Prof. Stone received… Read More »