The DreamTeam project at USC/ISI consists of a group of young (and one not so young) researchers who share a passion for autonomous systems that can bootstrap their knowledge of real environments by exploration, experimentation, learning, and discovery. Our goal is to create a team of mobile agents that can autonomously learn from its environment based on its own actions, percepts, and missions.
We demostrated our mobile agents during the RoboCup tournament, held during IJCAI'97 in Nagoya, Japan. Soccer-playing robot teams from around the world competed head-to-head for the coveted trophy.
Our DreamTeam scored 8 of the overall 9 goals in the tournament, finished the tournament ranked #1, and shared the Championship honors with Osaka's.
Feature article in the USC Chronicle
USC Chronicle article about media coverage of DreamTeam
CNN's coverage in Nagoya Japan
Autonomous Soccer Robots, Paper Collection for RoboCup'97, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, 1998. Download (PostScript)
Mobile Robots for Soccer Competition, to appear in the Proceedings of 1998 International Conference on Robotics and Automation Download (Word 7.0)
A Integrated Soccer Robot Team, a poster at the 1998 International Conference on Multiple Agent Systems Download (Word 7.0)
Autonomous Soccer Robots, Presentation at the RoboCup'97 Workshop. Download (PostScript)
Totally Autonomous Soccer Robots (A 4-page description before the competition) Download (PostScript)
More pictures of our robots
How to make and use linux for our robots
How to install linux on robot?