Curly: An AI-based curling robot successfully competing in the Olympic discipline of curling

Dong Ok Won, Byung Do Kim, Ho Jung Kim, Tae San Eom, Klaus Muller, Seong Whan Lee

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Abstract

Most artificial intelligence (AI) based learning systems act in virtual or laboratory environments. Here we demonstrate an AI-based curling robot system named 'Curly' that competes on a real-world curling ice sheet. Curly encompasses (1) an AI-based curling strategy and simulation engine under consideration of the high 'icy' uncertainty, (2) the thrower robot enabled by autonomous driving with traction control, and (3) the skip robot that allows to recognize the curling field and stone configuration based on vision technology. The Curly performed well both: in classical game situations and when interacting with human opponents, namely, the top-ranked Korean amateur high school curling team.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2018
EditorsJerome Lang
PublisherInternational Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence
Pages5883-5885
Number of pages3
Volume2018-July
ISBN (Electronic)9780999241127
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Event27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2018 Jul 132018 Jul 19

Other

Other27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2018
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period18/7/1318/7/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Won, D. O., Kim, B. D., Kim, H. J., Eom, T. S., Muller, K., & Lee, S. W. (2018). Curly: An AI-based curling robot successfully competing in the Olympic discipline of curling. In J. Lang (Ed.), Proceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2018 (Vol. 2018-July, pp. 5883-5885). International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence.