RoboCup Soccer is amongst the most challenging yet exciting competitions within the field of Computer Science in which teams of autonomous robots play soccer. The competition has a stated goal that “by the mid of 21st century, a team of fully autonomous robots would defeat humans in soccer. The competition provides an excellent platform to conduct research in different areas of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Robotics. KarachiKoalas is a RoboCup Soccer Simulation 3D team developed at Artificial Intelligence lab, IBA. The project was started in 2011 and, in just couple of years, the team managed to get 5th position in RoboCup 2013. In this talk, Dr. Saleha will talk about this exciting journey of KarachiKoalas.
Dr. Saleha Raza is Assistant Professor at Habib University. She completed her PhD from IBA, Karachi where she was an active member of their Artificial Intelligence lab. She has been the technical lead of KarachiKoalas and has participated in RoboCup from 2011 – 2013.