Reinforcement Learning Key to Championship Soccer

Peter Stone

From Nvidia's Blog: "Forget about robots stealing your job. Peter Stone is working on robots who can steal Ronaldo’s job. Let’s just say Stone won’t be out of work anytime soon. Citing the mantra of “good problems make good science,” Stone and other computer scientists are building robots that they hope will compete with — and beat — a team of the world’s best soccer players by 2050. While Stone’s robots can’t beat human players, they’re already among the best robot soccer players in the world, thanks to his team’s pioneering work putting reinforcement learning — a kind of machine learning — to work in robots." You can read the entire entry here.