Cyberoos’99: Tactical agents in the robocup simulation league

Mikhail Prokopenko, Marc Butler, Wai Yat Wong, Thomas Howard

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This paper describes a framework for formalising tactical reasoning in dynamic multi-agent systems, populated by synthetic (software) agents. The proposed framework is based on a hierarchy of synthetic agent architectures and is expressive enough to capture a subset of desirable properties from both the situated automata and subsumption-style architectures, while retaining the rigour and clarity of logic-based possible worlds semantics. This framework is successfully realised in the RoboCup Simulation League domain. Not only did it provide a solid design approach to object-orientation, but it also enabled incremental implementation and testing of software agents and their modules. In particular, the framework allowed us to correlate enhancements in the agent architecture with tangible improvements in team performance. Cyberoos98 was 3rd place winner of the Pacific Rim series at PRICAI-98. Cyberoos99 finished in the top 18 of the RoboCup-99.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoboCup-99: Robot Soccer World Cup III
Place of PublicationBerlin ; New York
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783540410430
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, RoboCup 1999 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 27 Jul 19996 Aug 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Other3rd Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, RoboCup 1999


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