awarded best paper presentation in international confab
was the one who pushed the Philippine soccer robot team to
win the gold and silver medals in its World Cup debut in Australia
in September of 2000.
Recently, the prestigious IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
awarded the Best Paper Presentation to Dr. Elmer Dadios of
the Manufacturing Engineering and Management Department. The
ceremony was held during the 27th annual conference held in
Denver, Colorado, USA.
Dadios’ winning paper, co-authored with Odon Maravillas, Jr.,
graduate student of the College of Computer Studies, was titled
“Fuzzy Logic Controller for Micro-Robot Soccer Game.” The
paper develops the applicability of using fuzzy logic controller
and incorporates it with other heuristics strategy for robots
to play soccer.
As in a real soccer game, fuzzy logic was used to navigate
the robots in performing the tasks required such as kicking
the ball and robot positioning. On the other hand, the heuristics
approach is used as guiding rules for role selection, such
as the attacker, defender, and goalkeeper.
Dadios is also the publicity chair in Asia and Australia of
the 2002 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control
(ISIC). The event will be held on October 27-30 in Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada.