This paper describes Gamebots, a multi-agent system infrastructure derived from an Internet-based multi-player video game called Unreal Tournament. The game allows characters to be controlled over client-server network connections by feeding sensory information to client players (humans and agents). Unlike other standard test-beds, the Gamebots domain… (More)
43 G ameBots  is a virtual reality platform that allows the creation and evaluation of intelligent agents that interact with a rich 3D continuous dynamic environment. As opposed to previous test beds that focus on a single task and environment (such as soccer simulation ), GameBots does not define a single benchmark task. Instead, the GameBots… (More)
We view an autonomous intelligent being as a total system. We believe that the following main functions are required if the system is to show intelligence: get sensory inputs and describe the present situation, select a sub-objective, construct a plan based on experience, do the actions indicated by the plan. receive the resulting pleasure level from the… (More)
The Robocup 97 competition provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the techniques and methods of artificial intelligence, autonomous agents and computer vision. On a soccer field the core capabilities a player must have are to navigate the field, track the ball and other agents, recognize the difference between agents, collaborate with other… (More)
Robot soccer competition provides an excellent opportunity for integrated robotics research. In particular, robot players in a soccer game must recognize and track objects in real time, navigate in a dynamic field, collaborate with teammates, and strike the ball in the correct direction. All these tasks demand robots that are autonomous (sensing , thinking,… (More)
The annual robot soccer competition (RoboCup) provides an excellent opportunity for research in distributed robotic systems. A robotic soccer team demands integrated robots that are autonomous, efficient, cooperative, and intelligent. To achieve autonomy, robots must have all necessary capabilities on board, i.e., perception, propulsion, communication,… (More)
We present a short overview of PESCE, a system that addresses the problem of automatically generating consistent visual explanations of software.