What is the value of an action in ice hockey? Deep Reinforcement Learning for Context-Aware Player Evaluation - Oliver Schulte and Guiliang Liu, Simon Fraser University
A fundamental goal of sports analytics is to rank player performance. A common approach is to assign a value to each player action and rank a player by his or her aggregate action value. For measuring the value of an action, a recent AI-based approach, successful in a variety of team sports, estimates its expected impact on team success (e.g., the team’s chance of scoring the next goal).
Biomimetic robots as neuroscientific models and therapeutic tools - Tony Prescott, Director of Sheffield Robotics
Biomimetics is the approach of abstracting principles from nature to assist in the understanding of living systems and the design of novel technologies. At Sheffield Robotics we are using a biomimetic approach to develop robots with brain-like control systems and we are applying this approach to both humanoid robots, such as the European iCub, and to new animal-like robots.