UT Austin Villa 2008: Standing on Two Legs (2008)
In 2008, UT Austin Villa entered a team in the first Nao competition of the Standard Platform League of the RoboCup competition. The team had previous experience in RoboCup in the Aibo leagues. Using this past experience, the team developed an entirely new codebase for the Nao. Development took place from December 2007 until the competition in July of 2008. This technical report describes the algorithms and code developed by the team for the 2008 RoboCup competition in Suzhou, China. A major development was a software architecture designed for easy use, extendability, and debugability. On top of this architecture, the team developed modules for vision, localization, motion, and behaviors. These developments provide a strong foundation for our team to compete successfully in the Standard Platform League in future RoboCup competitions.
Technical Report UT-AI-TR-08-8, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Computer Sciences, AI Laboratory, November 2008.

Todd Hester todd [at] cs utexas edu
Michael Quinlan mquinlan [at] cs utexas edu
Peter Stone pstone [at] cs utexas edu