While at RoboCup in Bremen, we were contacted by CTV's Canada AM to put in an appearance on the show. They hade a hard time arranging studio space in Bremen, because the World Cup and RoboCup events were taking up much of the local media pool. After a few days bouncing emails and phone calls back and forth, we managed to negotiate a time between events to go to a local studio to appear live. When we got there, they only had room for one person at the desk-in-front-of-the-blue screen, and Shane was elected. Pictures and some video of the event are here.

The original broadcast is viewable on the CTV streaming video server.

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.