Best Paper Award at RoboCup Symposium 2018
Our paper "Communication in Soccer Simulation: On the Use of Wiretapping Opponent Teams" was awarded with the Best Paper Award of this year's RoboCup Symposium. This conference is a primary venue for presentation and discussion of scientific contributions to a variety of research areas related to all RoboCup divisions (RoboCup Soccer, RoboCup Rescue, RoboCup at Home, RoboCup at Work, and RoboCup Junior). Its scope includes, but is not restricted to, research and educational activities in robotics and artificial intelligence. With an acceptance rate of 20% (oral), the RoboCup Symposium is a highly selective conference.
Our contribution "Communication in Soccer Simulation: On the Use of Wiretapping Opponent Teams" focuses on the use case of wiretapping opponent communication (which is broadcast) and decoding it using a deep learning approach. Specifically, we evaluate the impact of exploiting the information received. Our main finding is that a team that wiretaps its opponent and exploits intercepted information appropriately, can boost its own playing performance significantly.