Robots playing hockey were mentioned in the interview article about Dr. Gerald Edelman. The relevant paragraphs are near the end of the article and are quoted below for easy reference. Apparently it was a robotic player teamed with a human player. All I know is contained in these paragraphs and the following links. Further research is required to search out more information. A Google search for 'soccer playing robots' brings up http://www.robocup.org/
plus almost 56,000 other pages but I have not seen Dr. Edelman's research mentioned. A search for 'Dr. Gerald Edelman Nobel Laureat soccer playing robots' brings up the link (among 272 total) http://www.nsi.edu/uploads/newsletters/nsi2004.pdf
which brings up a PDF which includes information on soccer playing robots based on Segway transporters controlled by Brain Based Devices on page 10 of the 2004 annual report of The Neurosciences Institute "Brain Matters". Dr. Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the institute. A series of lectures on Consciousness with the initial lecture by Dr. George Edelman is available at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 3763631391
. Dr. Edelman's lecture is described as: Lecture 1 of 12 of IBM Research's Almaden Institute Conference on Cognitive Computing. Subtitle: A Prelude to the Future of Brain-Based Devices Edelman discusses neuronal group selection, brain-based devices, and robots playing soccer. This is a long lecture with much introductory material by others and I have not yet listened to all of it or the rest of the sequence of lectures. It might be worth your investigation.
"An artificial intelligence program is algorithmic: You write a series of instructions that are based on conditionals, and you anticipate
what the problems might be. AI robot soccer players make mistakes because you can't possibly anticipate every possible scenario on
a field. Instead of writing algorithms, we have our BBDs (Brain Based Devices) play sample games and learn, just the way you train your dog to do tricks.
At the invitation of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, we incorporated a brain of the kind that we were just talking
about into a Segway transporter. And we played a match of soccer against Carnegie Mellon University, which worked with an
AI-based Segway. We won five games out of five. That's because our device learned to pick up a ball and kick it back to a human
colleague. It learned the colors of its teammates. It did not just execute algorithms."
Search further and post more details about Dr. Edelman's research if you can find it. It does seem to be pertinent indirectly to MBT
. And even this little further searching seems to show the superiority of neuro net brains trained by experience over AI based computer programs, exactly to my understanding following the MBT
model of the development of our higher selves/minds.