RoboCup is a worldwide organization aiming to develop a robot-soccer team that can win a match against the human world champions by the year of 2050. Next to that, RoboCup stimulates new developments in technology and sharing technology amongst each other. By using soccer and service robots as test domains for new technologic inventions, a broad audience can be reached. Each year, different tournaments are organized in which teams from all over the world compete head-to-head! Upcoming season, the following tournaments will take place:
Find out how you can stay up to date and cheer us on during the tournaments by means of a.o.t. Twitter, Facebook and Livestreams, below. All information concerning the tournaments can be found below too.
On April 24th, the MSL team will depart together with their soccer robots to Torres Vedras in Portugal for the “Portuguese Open”. The tournament starts with two set-up days on the April 25th and April 26th. After this, two competition days (the 27nd and 28th of April) follow and the finals will be held on the 29th of April. They will take on teams from all across Europe, with nothing less than first prize in the back of their minds!
A sizzling finale until the very end! In the first half, CAMBADA made good use of the fact that our goalkeeper was injured and Tech United took a 0 - 2 deficit. Fortunately, we made our comeback in the second half and we went into the extra time with a score of 2 - 2. Eventually the forces had to be measured by means of penalties! CAMBADA missed the 4th penalty and it was up to us to score all five. Fortunately, we practice practicing penalties throughout the year during demonstrations and it paid off: all five went straight to the corner.
Click here for the results of the Portuguese Open!
On April 24th, the @Home team is traveling with their service robots AMIGO and SERGIO to Magdeburg in Germany for the “German Open”. There, they will take on eight other teams from amongst others Mexico, Iran and Pakistan. On the 25th and 26th of April, the set-up days will take place, followed by the competition days on the 27th and 28th of April. On the 29th of April, the finals will be held! Keep an eye on the link below for all updates about the tournament!
With their second prize trophy in hand, the team is honored on the podium. Through a mobile chat app, AMIGO went to get a beer for one of the jury members, while SERGIO showed off his search and navigation skills. In addition to a thunderous tournament, there was also room this week to work on SERGIO. The finale an excellent to show all of the progress.
Click here for the results of the German Open!
From June 17th until June 21st (with the symposium on June 22nd), thirty-five teams from all over the world will come together for the world championship RoboCup that is held in Montreal (Canada). Both our teams, the soccer and service robots, are participating and in the last couple of years have always managed to position themselves somewhere in the top!