The main purpose of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on RoboCup is to further share the challenges pursued by RoboCup researchers with the RAS community. The TC on RoboCup plays a role as a bridge connecting robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) communities, and another with the existing related TCs by promoting soccer, rescue and at home competitions.

Serve as a forum for AI and robotics technologies and researchers with focus on:

1. Multi-robot teamwork in the presence of adversarial and highly uncertain environments

2. Human-robot interaction in daily life and crisis environments

3. Verify models and systems through RoboCup competitions and symposia, workshops and organized sessions at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), and Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
Tutorial at IROS16

RoboCup Tutorial: Multi-Robot Autonomy in Robot Soccer

as an Adversarial Domain

Date: October 10, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Minoru Asada (Osaka University), Manuela M. Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University), Daniele Nardi (University of La Sapienza), Daniel D. Lee (University of Pennsylvania)

In this tutorial, we will introduce robot soccer as a problem involving planning for the coordination among multiple robots in response to an opponent team. We will focus on presenting a variety of techniques used in robot soccer, including (i) multi-robot strategies that respond to the score of the game in a finite horizon game, (ii) role assignment through predefined and negotiated agreements; (iii) distributed state sharing and decision making; (iv) decentralized sparse interaction planning under uncertainty; and playbook generation, learning, and adaptation. The tutorial will be illustrated with RoboCup games of the different soccer leagues, namely simulation, small-size, middle-size, standard platform, and humanoids. 

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Program :

Time Talk
09:00 - 09:25  Opening and Talk1: Brief History of RoboCup and report from RC2016 (Minoru Asada)
09:25 - 10:00  Talk2 - An algorithm on play selection and adaptation (Manuela Veloso)
10:00 - 10:30  Coffe Break
10:30 - 11:05  Talk3 - Role Assignment Through Predefined And Negotiated Agreements (Daniel Lee)
11:05 - 11:40  Talk4 - Distributed State Sharing And Decision Making (Daniele Nardi)
11:40 - 11:50  Talk5 - A new challenge in RoboCup 2017 Nagoya (Komei Sugiura (tentative))
11:50 - 12:00  Closing (Minoru Asada)

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RoboCup Website (for more details):

Upcoming Events and Recent Activities :




  • 4th International RoboCup MSL Workshop, Eindhoven, Netherlands. November 10-12, 2014
  • RoboCup China Open 2014, Hefei, China. October 10-12, 2014
  • RoboCup 2014, João Pessoa, Brazil. July 19-25, 2014
  • 2014 RoboCup National Opens: Japan Open (Kyushu Institiute of Technology, Kitakyushu Science and Reseaerch Park, and Niigata Institute of Technology, May 4-6, 2014), Iran Open (Tehran, Iran, April 07-11, 2014), RoboCupJunior Austrian Open ( University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, April 26-27, 2014)
  • 2014 International Spring School on Humanoid Soccer Robots, Amirakabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran. April 12-16, 2014


For more information :

RoboCup is an international scientific initiative with the goal to advance the state of the art of intelligent robots. When established in 1997, the original mission was to field a team of robots capable of winning against the human soccer World Cup champions by 2050. While that mission remains, RoboCup has since expanded into other relevant application domains based on the needs of modern society. Today, RoboCup covers the themes of robot soccer, personal service robotics in living spaces, manipulation and manufacturing at work, and rescue robotics. In addition, RoboCupJunior is a project-oriented educational initiative that sponsors local, regional, and international robotic events for young students. It is designed to introduce RoboCup to primary and secondary school children.

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Minoru Asada portrait
Minoru Asada
Osaka University
Osaka, Japan
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Daniel D. Lee portrait
Daniel D. Lee
University of Pennsylvania, USA
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Daniele Nardi portrait
Daniele Nardi
University La Sapienza, Italy
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Manuela M. Veloso portrait
Manuela M. Veloso
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
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