Geometry Friends — join the competition!
Geometry Friends is a 2-player cooperative puzzle-platformer game, developed within the Artificial Intelligence for People and Society (AIPS) Research Area at INESC-ID, where two players control two characters — a circle and a rectangle — with distinct characteristics, that try to collect some diamonds in a set of levels as fast as possible. The game promotes collaboration between the two players and presents challenging coordinated control of the characters in a simulated physics environment. If you’re curious, you can see two agents in action here.
Geometry Friends raises interesting problems for Artificial Intelligence (AI) agents. For example, to successfully solve a Geometry Friends level, players need to: deal with coordination at different layers, from motion control (e.g. achieving perfect timing) to level resolution (e.g. devising shared plans); deal with limited actuation situated in a simulated physics environment (with gravity and friction); solve platform (skill) based puzzles, which involves discovering the proper order to collect the diamonds and identifying the points where collaboration is needed; do all the above in real-time!
The competition is held at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI/ECAI’2022) and the IEEE Conference on Games (CoG’2022). You can compete in the following tracks in the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 competition: Rectangle Track GF-IJCAI-ECAI 2022, Circle Track GF-IJCAI-ECAI 2022, and Cooperation Track GF-IJCAI-ECAI 2022. For the CoG 2022 competition, you can participate in these tracks: GF-CoG 2022 – Rectangle Track, GF-CoG 2022 – Circle Track and GF-CoG 2022 – Cooperation Track. The IJCAI-ECAI 2022 competition ends on July 22, 2022, and the CoG 2022 competition ends on August 19, 2022.
Further details are available here.
Francisco António Chaves Saraiva de Melo: “Agregação” (Habilitation) in Computer Science and Engineering
Francisco António Chaves Saraiva de Melo, INESC-ID researcher within the Artificial Intelligence for People and Society Research Area and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico, will present a course unit report and a seminar in order to be awarded his Agregação (Habilitation) in Computer Science and Engineering on 30th and 31st May 2022.
Francisco Melo will present the course unit report titled Planning, Learning, and Intelligent Decision Making at 9am on 30th May 2022 (available on Zoom), followed by the seminar Reinforcement learning: A dynamical systems viewpoint at 9am on 31st May 2022 (available on Zoom).