We have had a couple of publications this year on improving robotics competitions to encourage greater breadth and adaptivity in entries. One of these, just presented at an associated IJCAI workshop, was mentioned in an article published in the well-known German technology review Heise Online. A reasonable English Translation is available (via google language tools).

Our team leaves for the FIRA competition, and the associated International Conference on Advanced Humanoid Robotics Research in Incheon, Korea, on August 5th.

We came in third in the world in teen-size humanoids at RoboCup-2016, along with our partner, Amirkabir University of Technology, and first place in the Technical Challenge.  This is our strongest showing ever in larger humanoids.

The Autonomous Agents Laboratory is one of the research laboratories within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba, and is directed by Dr. John Anderson and Dr. Jacky Baltes. The goal of our work is the improvement of technology surrounding hardware and software agents as well as the development of applications employing these technologies. We are especially interested in cooperation in multi-agent settings, and the infrastructure necessary to support this and other forms of social interaction in intelligent systems.