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Sony Corp. has launched Sony AI, a new organization to pursue advanced R&D in artificial intelligence. With this move, the Japanese consumer electronics giant intends to go head-to-head with Google and Facebook, competing for AI talent and projects, and targeting a much bigger role in an ever-accelerating global AI race. The new organization will be worldwide from day one, with research sites in Tokyo, Austin, Texas, and an unnamed city in Europe. Sony AI will formally start operation next month. Hiroaki Kitano, president and CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., will run Sony AI globally.


Overview of RoboCup-98

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The Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences (RoboCup) are a series of competitions and events designed to promote the full integration of AI and robotics research. Following the first RoboCup, held in Nagoya, Japan, in 1997, RoboCup-98 was held in Paris from 2-9 July, overlapping with the real World Cup soccer competition. RoboCup-98 included competitions in three leagues: (1) the simulation league, (2) the real robot small-size league, and (3) the real robot middle-size league. Champion teams were cmunited-98 in both the simulation and the real robot small-size leagues and cs-freiburg (Freiburg, Germany) in the real robot middle-size league. RoboCup-98 also included a Scientific Challenge Award, which was given to three research groups for their simultaneous development of fully automatic commentator systems for the RoboCup simulator league. Over 15,000 spectators watched the games, and 120 international media provided worldwide coverage of the competition.


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RoboCup is an initiative designed to promote the full integration of AI and robotics research. Following the success of the first RoboCup in 1997 at Nagoya (Kitano 1998; Noda et al. 1998) and the second RoboCup in Paris in 1998 (Asada et al. 2000; Asada and Kitano 1999), the Third Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, RoboCup-99, were held in Stockholm from 27 July to 4 August 1999 in conjunction with the Sixteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99). There were four different leagues: (1) the simulation league, (2) the smallsize real robot league, (3) the middle-size real robot league, and (4) the Sony legged robot league. RoboCup-2000, the Fourth Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, will take place in Melbourne, Australia, in August 2000. It was organized by Linköping University with the cooperation of Stockholm University, and it was sponsored by Sony Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Futurniture, First Hotel, The Foundation for Knowledge and Competence Development, The Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research, The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development, and the Wallenberg Laboratory for Research on Information Technology and Autonomous Systems.


An Overview of RoboCup-2002 Fukuoka/Busan

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Competitions were held at Since the first competition in 1997 (Kitano Fukuoka Dome Baseball Stadium from 19 to 23 1998), RoboCup has grown into an international June followed by the International RoboCup joint research project in which about Symposium on 24 to 25 June. It is one of RoboCup is an attempt to foster intelligent the most ambitious projects of the twenty-first robotics research by providing a standard century. RoboCup currently consists of three problem, the ultimate goal of which is to divisions: (1) RoboCupSoccer, a move toward build a team of 11 humanoid robots that the final goal; (2) RoboCupRescue, a serious social can beat the human World Cup champion application of rescue activities for any kind soccer team by 2050. It's obvious that of disaster; and (3) RoboCupJunior, an international building a robot to play a soccer game is an education-based initiative designed to immense challenge; readers might therefore introduce young students to robotics. It is our intention to use since 1997 and showed its epoch-making new RoboCup as a vehicle to promote robotics standard for future RoboCups. One thousand and AI research by offering a publicly appealing four team members from 188 teams from 30 but formidable challenge (Asada et nations around the world participated. It included al. 1999; Kitano et al. 1997). The humanoid league is a big challenge knowledge, this was the largest robotic event with a long-term, high-impact goal, which in history.


Overview of RoboCup-99

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RoboCup is an initiative designed to promote the full integration of AI and robotics research. Following the success of the first RoboCup in 1997 at Nagoya (Kitano 1998; Noda et al. 1998) and the second RoboCup in Paris in 1998, the Third Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, RoboCup-99, were held in Stockholm from 27 July to 4 August 1999 in conjunction with the Sixteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99). There were four different leagues: (1) the simulation league, (2) the small-size real robot league, (3) the middle-size real robot league, and (4) the Sony legged robot league. RoboCup-2000, the Fourth Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, will take place in Melbourne, Australia, in August 2000.