Middle Size Robot League
In the Middle size robot league, two teams of up to 6 robots play soccer on an 18x12 meter indoor field. Each robot is equipped with sensors and an on-board computer to analyze the current game situation and successfully play soccer.
Through wireless communication they can establish inter-team cooperation and receive all referee commands. But no external intervention by humans is allowed, except substitutions.
In recent years research made good progress. Just a year ago, the robots were only able to distinguish their own goal from the opponent goal by the goal color (the goals were colored yellow and blue respectively). At this year's tournament all teams were able to play with net goals only. The ball is the only item that is still color-marked.
Changes in the tournaments regulation like this will bring us eventually to the overall RoboCup goal:
|By the year 2050, develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the human world soccer champion team.|