The UT Austin Villa 2003 Champion Simulator Coach: A Machine Learning Approach

  • Gregory Kuhlmann
  • Peter Stone
  • Justin Lallinger
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-32256-6_61

Volume 3276 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Kuhlmann G., Stone P., Lallinger J. (2005) The UT Austin Villa 2003 Champion Simulator Coach: A Machine Learning Approach. In: Nardi D., Riedmiller M., Sammut C., Santos-Victor J. (eds) RoboCup 2004: Robot Soccer World Cup VIII. RoboCup 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3276. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

The UT Austin Villa 2003 simulated online soccer coach was a first time entry in the RoboCup Coach Competition. In developing the coach, the main research focus was placed on treating advice-giving as a machine learning problem. Competing against a field of mostly hand-coded coaches, the UT Austin Villa coach earned first place in the competition. In this paper, we present the multi-faceted learning strategy that our coach used and examine which aspects contributed most to the coach’s success.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory Kuhlmann
    • 1
  • Peter Stone
    • 1
  • Justin Lallinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer SciencesThe University of Texas at AustinAustin