Small Size League/RoboCup 2012/Technical Challenges
Two technical challenges and Mixed team competition will be held this year.These challenges are designed to encourage SSL teams to develop technical on tributions and to test ideas that can evolve the league towards the RoboCup goal of 2050. In order to motivate more teams to participate in the hallenges, there is no qualification constraint, and the Committes encourages all the participating teams to compete in the challenges. Until April 20th, teams interested in participating in any of the challenges need to announce its interest to the OC. This is necessary for the preparation of the schedule.
Passing and Shooting Challenge
To test the ability of coordinated passing and motion of the teams, in an environment with moving obstacles, the following challenge is proposed: Up to four robots, placed within an area on each side the field, must pass and receive the ball across an area filled with four moving obstacles, repositioning themselves according to the sequence shown in the figure below and, at the end, score the goal.
- Every received pass scores +1, and every intercepted or missed pass scores -1;
- There’s a bonus of +3 for scoring the goal;
- After the ball is intercepted or goes out of bounds, it will be placed again on the goal kick position;
- The moving obstacles will travel at 1m/s speed
- The exact location of the obstacle robots, as well as their speed, may vary slightly.
- Robots cannot leave the areas of the field designated for them
- The size of each passing area is 1.25m x 6.1m, measured from the bounds of the field.
- Teams have 2 minutes to complete the challenge.
- Wins the team with higher score
This challenge tests both the ability to pass the ball in a reduced space, with adversaries, and the ability to intercept the ball when defending. The challenge occurs between two teams, on a half of the field. One of the teams, with up to four robots positioned within the two passing areas (on opposite sides of the field), tries to pass the ball as many times as possible, while the other team uses two robots to try to intercept the passes. The two teams swap passing and defending roles at the half-time interval.
- Every received pass scores +2 and every intercepted or missed pass scores -1;
- If the ball is intercepted, goes out of bounds or stops, a referee halt signal will be sent and the ball placed again around the goal kick position;
- Passing robots must keep minimum distance of 1m between teammates for passing score to be accounted;
- Defending robots must keep minimum distance of 0.5m from the robot holding the ball;
- Referee can penalize with -1 each offense to the minimum distance rules;
- Matches will consist of 2 periods of 2 minutes, with approx. 30 seconds interval between;
- Team with higher score wins;
- The challenge will follow eliminatory match style. Brackets will be drawn on the day of the competition.
Mixed Team Match Challenge
This is a full match between mixed teams, each composed of six robots originating from two different SSL teams. Each robot will be controlled by its originating SSL team own software stack, however communication between the teams is allowed, as long as there's no direct control of the robots. The mixed teams will be formed randomly. the OC will draw the names and announce them by April 25th.
- Both teams forming the mixed team must have the same number of the robots on the field at the beginning of a match
- All SSL rules will apply
- Goals are only valid if robots from the two forming teams have touched the ball since the last game stoppage.
- Teams will play in various different mixed teams. The exact number will depend on the time available so all teams play same number of times
- The winner will be determined by voting of the community OC -
- Schedule To Be Announced Later
Passing and Shooting Challenge
Mixed Teams Tournament