We just came back from FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2018 which was held in Taichung, Taiwan, August 6-12. We competed with both large (adult size) and small (kid size) robots led by Prof. John Anderson and Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Meng Cheng Lau with the four Computer Science Undergraduate Students who went to the competition, adult size: Mario Mendez Diaz and Li Buroi, kid size: Christian Melendez and Louis O’Connor. Other members who contributed and remained at the lab were CS PhD candidate Amirhossein Hosseinmemar,  ECE M. Sc. student. Ziang (Daniel) Wang, and Undergraduate CS Students Chi Fung (Andy) Lun, Kurt Palo, and Bo Chen.


We placed just out of trophy range - fourth overall -  in both leagues,  by winning five awards in a range of events.

Adult Size Results:

  • Moving Target Archery - 1st Place (New Event)
  • Triple Jump - 1st Place (New Event)
  • Basketball - 3rd Place
  • Mini-DRC - 4th Place
  • All-round - Fourth Place

Kid Size Results:

  • Weightlifting- 2nd Place
  • Triple Jump - 3rd Place (New Event)
  • Moving Target Archery - 4th Place (New Event)
  • Obstacle Run - 5th Place
  • All-round - Fourth Place


there is a Gallery of pictures and Videos available from the event.


Thanks to everyone for their hard work, and to the Department of Computer Science, the Faculty of Science, and the University of Manitoba for their support, both travel and otherwise.

We look forward to further improved results for next year's HuroCup!


We will be competing at the FIRA HuroCup 2018 in Taiwan, in July 2018! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please Contact us!

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.