Events

Here we introduce some main Robotic Competitions all around the world:

  1. RoboCup Competitions

The first event with the name of “RoboCup” was held in 1997 which had more than 40 teams and 5000 spectators who attended. It has been said that the main dream and even the goal of RoboCup competitions is that in the 21 century, a fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer team shall win the winner of the World Cup team. There are five main leagues in RoboCup competitions as follows:
  1. RoboCup Soccer:
In these RoboCup competitions the two soccer teams with different features in each league play soccer against each other. It has 5 leagues:
  • RoboCup Soccer-Humanoid: in which the soccer players are some autonomous human-like robots.
  • RoboCup Soccer-Standard Platform: in which all the teams have to use the NAO robot from SoftBank Robotics as their soccer players and they should program the
  • RoboCup Soccer-Middle Size: in which all the teams should design their own robots with a pre-defined maximum weight and size with on-board sensors (Omni Directional Wheels may use in this kind).
  • RoboCup Soccer-Small Size: which is one of the oldest RoboCup Soccer leagues. The teams should design their soccer players with pre-defined weight and size. They may process the information come from 4 located cameras and use off-field computers to control the robots (Omni Directional Wheels may use in this kind).
  • RoboCup Soccer-Simulation: which is one of the oldest RoboCup Soccer leagues. In this RoboCup League the concentration is on the artificial intelligence and team strategy.
  1. RoboCup Rescue:
In these RoboCup competitions, robots with the goal of disaster rescue for social issues are designed. It has 2 leagues:
  • RoboCup Rescue-Robot
  • RoboCup Rescue-Simulation
  1. RoboCup@Home:
In these RoboCup competitions, robots with the service and assistive applications have been participated. It has 3 leagues:
  • RoboCup@Home-Open Platform
  • RoboCup@Home-Domestic Standard Platform
  • RoboCup@Home-Social Standard Platform
  1. RoboCup Industrial:
In these RoboCup competitions, robots with applications in industries have been participated. It has 2 leagues:
  • RoboCup Industrial-RoboCup@work: which is the newest league in RoboCup competitions and the robots in work-related scenarios are designed.
  • RoboCup Industrial- RoboCup Logistics: in which the robots in industrial scenarios are designed.
  1. RoboCup Junior:
These RoboCup competitions are designed for young students in order to introduce RoboCup to primary and secondary school children and some undergraduates. It has 3 leagues:
  • RoboCup Junior-Soccer: which is a soccer play between two teams with mobile robots as players (Omni Directional Wheels may use in this kinds).
  • RoboCup Junior-Onstage
  • RoboCup Junior-Rescue: in which victims should be identified by robots (Omni Directional Wheels may use in this kinds).
The Upcoming Events in RoboCup are:
RoboParty 2017: held in Portugal-Guimaraes from “02 March 2017” to “04 May 2017”.
RoboCup German Open 2017: held in Germany-Magdeburg from “05 May 2017” to “07 May 2017”.
RoboCup 2017: held in Japan-Nagoya from “25 July 2017” to “31 July 2017”.

  1. Botball Competitions

: Educational Robotics Program for students in middle and high school aged in a team-oriented robotics competition.

  1. FIRA (The Federation of International Robot-soccer Association) RoboWorld Cup:

A robot soccer competition for young students and researchers working with autonomous mobile robotic systems.