We just got the new Citizen (Eco-Be) MicroRobots this morning - two weeks before we have to deploy them at RoboCup! A quick comparison shows them to be squatter and a little bulkier than the first generation Citizens used at last year's Mixed Reality competition, but the design is just incredible. Note the removeable controller board, separating the control system from the robot body, and lots of foresight for future expansion of sensors. The control is much finer too, compared to the first generation, in that each wheel can be controlled at 30 different speeds in each direction.

Rodrigo Guerra put up a nice video demo of these units as well.

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.