Angry Birds Competition

 
 

Short Call for Participation 

ECAI 2014 Angry Birds AI Competition 
Prague, Czech Republic, 20-22 August 2014
Please refer to the full call for more details: https://aibirds.org/call-for-participation.html
 
Angry Birds is a popular video game where players shoot birds in order to destroy pigs protected by complicated structures. The task of this competition is to develop an intelligent Angry Birds playing agent that is able to successfully play the game autonomously and without human intervention. The long term goal is to build AI agents that can play new levels better than the best human players. In order to successfully solve this challenge, participants can benefit from combining different areas of AI such as computer vision, knowledge representation and reasoning, planning, heuristic search, and machine learning. Successfully integrating methods from these areas is one of the great challenges of AI. 
 

Game Playing Software

The organisers provided a basic game playing software and a sample agent. Participants are free to adapt this software. The software can be downloaded at http://www.aibirds.org. On this website, we also offer a discussion forum for participants, benchmarks and other relevant information. 
 

Prizes

The teams of the three best agents will receive cash prizes as well as a certificate. All participants of the finals will also receive a certificate. 
 

Symposium on AI in Angry Birds

During the competition, there will be an opportunity to present original scientific work related to the problems of developing an Angry Birds playing agent. Please refer to the Call for Papers at http://www.aibirds.org 
 

Man vs Machine Challenge

On 22 August 2014, everyone is invited to compete against the best AI agents. 
The winner of this challenge, man or machine, will receive a cash prize and a certificate.   
 

Registration

Team registration opens on March 1 via the ECAI 2014 website. Remote participation is possible. 
 

Important Dates 

Early registration deadline: 30 June 2014 
Agent submissions (qualification round): 17 August 2014 
Agent submission (finals): 20 August 2013 
Competition: 20 August (qualification), 21 August (finals) 
 
Paper submissions: 30 June 2014 
Acceptance notification: 14 July 2014 
Camera ready deadline: 28 July 2014 
 

Organisers

Jochen Renz, Australian National University
Stephen Gould, Australian National University
XiaoYu (Gary) Ge, Australian National University 
Jason Jingshi Li, Australian National University
Peng Zhang, Australian National University
 
All enquiries should be made by email to ecai14@aibirds.org