Small Size League
RoboCup is a competition domain designed to advance robotics and AI research through a friendly competition. Small Size robot soccer is one of the RoboCup league divisions. Small Size robot soccer, or F180 as it is otherwise known, focuses on the problem of intelligent multi-agent cooperation and control in a highly dynamic environment with a hybrid centralized/distributed system.
A Small Size robot soccer game takes place between two teams of eight (six in division B) robots each. By 2019 or 2020, 11 vs. 11 robots will play against each other. Each robot must conform to the dimensions as specified in the F180 rules: the robot must fit within an 180 mm diameter circle and must be no higher than 15 cm. The robots play soccer with an orange golf ball on a green carpeted field that is about 12 m long by 9 m wide.
All objects on the field are tracked by a standardized vision system that processes the data provided by multiple cameras that are attached to a camera bar located about 4 m above the playing surface. The vision system is an open source project maintained by the league’s community.
Off-field computers are used to communicate referee commands and position information to the robots. Typically, these computers also perform most, if not all, of the processing required for coordination and control of the robots. Communications is wireless and typically uses dedicated commercial FM transmitter/receiver units.
Building a successful team requires clever design, implementation and integration of many hardware and software sub-components into a robustly functioning whole making Small Size robot soccer a very interesting and challenging domain for research and education.
Information for Teams
- RoboCup 2013
- RoboCup 2012
- RoboCup 2011
- RoboCup 2010
- RoboCup 2009
- RoboCup 2008
- RoboCup 2007
- RoboCup 2006