RoboCup Humanoid

  

In the Humanoid League, autonomous robots with a human-like body plan and human-like senses play soccer against each other. Dynamic walking, running, and kicking the ball while maintaining balance, visual perception of the ball, other players, and the field, self-localization, and team play are among the many research issues investigated in the league.

The league is divided in 3 subleagues, according to robot sizes: Teen Size, Kid Size and Adult Size.

 

 

KidSize:

(30-60cm height)

Two teams with three autonomous and highly dynicam robots each play against each other.

TeenSize:

(100-120cm height)

Two teams with two autonomous and highly dynamic robots each play against each other.

AdultSize:

(100-120cm de height)

Two teams with one robot each. One is playing as a goalkeeper and the other one as striker. Then they change positions.


Every year since the creation of the humanoid leagues in 2002, the Louis Vuitton Best Humanoid Award is granted. 

 

Visitar Web Oficial Humanoid League

 


In the group we have initiated a research project that aims at participating in the Kid Size Humanoid League in a RoboCup tournament.

 

FIRST PROTOTYPE


This robot was built based on the Bioloid platform and it allowed us to performe the initial walking tests. It basically allowed to identify problematic situations that need to be tackled when facing to the balancing problem in a humanoid system. Furthermore, this prototype supported algorithms in the field of artificial vision to provide the system with the identification and self-location in a dynamic and complex environment.

 Simba

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SECOND PROTOTYPE

 

After experimentation with the first protype we got DARwIn-OP (Dynamic Antropomorphic Robot with Intelligence - Open Platform). It is a open robotic platform partially sponsored by the National Science Fundation (USA) and developed by the RoMeLa group of Virginia Tech together with the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Purdue and Robotis Co. DARwIn-OP has allowed us to take the research level of artificial intelligence algorithms to further levels due to its high robustness and computational capabilities.

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