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Today, RoboCup has a variety of leagues to compete;

RoboCup Soccer

RoboCup Soccer, is a soccer game played by robots, which commenced to promote the research and development of robot and AI technologies through friendly competition. While some other robots are radio- or remote-controlled, in this game, the robots have to think for themselves and autonomously make decisions to act.

RoboCupSoccer has eight leagues according to the robot size and form: Small Size, Middle Size, Humanoid (KidSize/TeenSize/AdultSize), Standard Platform, and Simulation (3D/2D).

The Robot Soccer leagues have established rules for each game, covering different field sizes and numbers of robots. Some of these leagues of multiple autonomous robots playing soccer demonstrate strategic plays based on the mapping of the surrounding robots. The rules are amended at appropriate times due, for instance, to technological advance.

RoboCup Rescue

RoboCup Rescue, RoboCupRescue is a competition in which participants compete in disaster strategy for rescue operations, using a major disaster scenario, such as that of an earthquake.

The RoboCupRescue project is divided into three leagues: the Rescue Robot League, the Rescue Simulation League and the Rapidly Manufactured Robot Competition. In the Rescue Robot League, robots carry out rescue operations, overcoming rubble and other obstacles, while acquiring information by themselves. In the Rescue Simulation League, a simulator is used to represent a progressing situation in a disaster-affected area on a computer screen, and many simulated autonomous robots carry out rescue operations through team work.

Rapidly Manufactured Robot Competition, which starts since 2017, focuses on the challenges of robots operating in confined spaces and makes use of recent advances in low cost rapid prototyping, electronics and sensors to lower the barrier of entry into robotics research.

RoboCup @Home

Participants in the RoboCup@Home League compete in the degree to which their robots can perform operations that assist human life in domestic environments such as a living room or a kitchen, using an everyday robot utilization scenario. Important technologies in the competition include robot arm control and manipulation, such as for opening and closing doors and holding objects. Importance is also placed on the robot’s ability to track a human being, and the establishment of naturalistic robot-human communication. Additionally, RoboCup@Home tests the use of all kinds of sensors for voice interaction and image recognition technologies.

RoboCup Industrial

RoboCup Industrial, is separated into RoboCup Logistics and RoboCup@Work. RoboCupIndustrial is a competition between industrial mobile robots focusing on logistics and warehousing systems. In anticipation of Industry 4.0, participants compete in automation through robots, autonomous systems, and mobile robot technology.

Industry 4.0 refers to a manufacturing innovation making optimal use of information technology. It is envisioned that in Industry 4.0, machines will cooperate with each other and with humans to optimize manufacturing sites.

RoboCup Junior

RoboCup Junior, is a junior league participated in by children between the ages of 11 and 19. The main focus is on providing a venue for the collaborative learning for all team members, allowing them to cooperate and unite their strengths.

RoboCupJunior selects competition themes that raise the participants’ curiosity and exploratory drive and encourage them to meet robot design and building challenges.

RoboCupJunior provides three challenges: Soccer, OnStage, and Rescue.



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Emma Bowyer
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