CM Pack'02 Wins RoboCup Title
Carnegie Mellon's autonomous robotic soccer team, CMPack'02, won the Sony Legged League World Championship this past summer at RoboCup 2002 in Fukuoka, Japan.
CMPack'02 defeated rUNSWift of the University of New South Wales, Australia, in the championship contest 2-1 in penalty kicks after regulation play ended in a 3-3 tie. CMPack'02 posted a 3-0 mark in round-robin play and a 3-0 record in the championship round.
Associate Professor of Computer Science Manuela Veloso, who heads the university's robotic soccer teams, said it was "an amazing final. We will not forget this great performance," she said.
In the Small-Sized League, CMDragons'02 posted a 3-1 mark in round-robin play before losing in the quarterfinals to Roobots of Australia by the score of 3-0. Cornell University won the Small-Sized League World Championship.
"Although we lost in the quarterfinals, we played many games and had robots running for the first time online, learning to adapt to the opponent. It did not yet lead to winning, but it was beautiful," Veloso said.
In addition to Veloso, CMPack'02 team members are doctoral students Scott Lenser, Doug Vail, Ashley Stroupe and Maayan Roth and computer science undergraduate Sonia Chernova.
CMDragons'02 team members are Veloso, Robotics Institute postdoctoral fellow Brett Browning, doctoral students James Bruce and Michael Bowling, computer science undergraduates Dinesh Govindaraju and Jennifer Lin and mechanical engineering undergraduate Cathy Chang.
For more information on RoboCup 2002, visit the Web site at www.robocup2002.org/index.html.
For more details on Carnegie Mellon's robotic soccer teams visit the Web at www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~robosoccer/legged/, www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~multirobotlab/, www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~mmv/ and www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~robosoccer/small/
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