CSCE 782: Final Project
The final project consists of a RoboCup
tournament. Each team will consist of 1-3 students and will be
responsible for one team. At the end of the semester we will have
a tournament where, hopefully, every team will play every other
team (time permitting).
Your grade will not be determined
by your performance in this competition, the competition is meant
as a way for you to observe the robustness of the techniques
For the tournament, the robocup server will run on one of the NT
machines in the lab. Your team will run on one (or more) other
machines. You must make sure that you can talk to a server in a
different machine otherwise you will not be able to participate.
Due: Thursday 19 October 2000
The proposal consists of a writeup which should include:
and a 5-10 minute talk during class where you go over the previous
points for the benefit of everyone in the class.
- The members of your team.
- The name of your team (preferably, a short work that can be given
as the "teamname" to the robocup server).
- A short description of your approach.
- A short description of your architecture (UML diagram), specifying which
particular agent architecture (or mixture) you will implement, what behaviors
you plan to use, and how you plan to implement coordination.
Final Presentation (20%)
Due: 30 November 2000, or 7 December.
The presentations will be 10 minutes each. Each one should contain:
- The design of your project. Why you chose each particular aspect.
- Enumerate each of the technologies you used that were explained in
class (e.g. is your architecture like a subsumption or BDI architecture?
do the agents use contract net? which ideas did you borrow from CMUnited?)
- Enumerate any technologies or techniques that your group invented.
- The expected strengths and weakness of your team.
- Any lessons learned so far?
Final Write-up (70%): due 12 December 2000 @10am, in my office
The final writeup is a document that explains to the reader your
approach at solving the robobup problem. Good examples of how to
write it are the CMUnited and ATHumboldt papers. It should include:
- A Coverpage.
- A Distribution of labor, which includes the percentage of the
work done by each of the team members, and what parts each
worked on. The final grade will be distributed among the teammembers
using the percentages you give me.
- The design of your project (include UML diagrams). Why you
chose each particular aspect. An overview of your architecture:
the different pieces and how they relate. Your plan for winning
- Explain each of the technologies you used.
- Explain any technologies or techniques that your group invented.
- Conclusion. Lessons you learned from the tournament.
What additions/modifications would you make to the system to make
it perform better.
- Place the all source code in the class folder.
- Include a printout of your code (only the code you wrote).
I expected this code to be well-commented following the Javadoc format.
Jose M. Vidal
Last modified: Thu Nov 16 13:56:11 -0500 2000