Researchers Learn While Aibos Play

Posted 2 May 2003 at 14:01 UTC by steve Share This

A new Wired article describes some of the advances being achieved in software for swarm intelligence and multi-robot cooperation by researchers participating in the Aibo league of the 2003 American RoboCup Open competition. After each competition teams have to release their source code to make sure new innovations aren't lost or kept secret. The Open Source approach has resulted in much faster and intense innovation among the participants.

Robotic Programming Advances, posted 3 May 2003 at 02:54 UTC by Delirious » (Journeyer)

This is a wonderful idea!
I miss the old days when I could just dial up on my old 8-bit machines and download all the source I wanted from various gopher searches. I truly believe in open source libraries. The greatest advantage from open source libraries is the sharing of interesting ideas for programming structures. It's also an extra plus for beginners and intermediates trying to develop better coding structures. Like myself, I have spent lots of time reviewing code looking for different approaches to specific tasks and routines.

With resources like this from a competition based programming system we could only expect good results for new ideas in neural networking and cooperative interaction with multiple robots. Not to mention, it will work to broaden the field of robotics around the world at a much faster pace.

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