Congratulations to Meng Cheng Lau, who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, Betty: A Portrait Drawing Humanoid Robot Using Torque Feedback and Image-based Visual Servoing. This work involves upper-body coordination, hand-eye coordination, and workspace management for humanoid robots, and uses a drawing domain to evaluate the work.

Videos of this work are available on MC's YouTube Channel, and the thesis itself is available in the 2014 publications section of this website.

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.