RoboCup SSL

  

The Small Size league or F180 league as it is otherwise known, is one of the oldest RoboCup Soccer leagues. It focuses on the problem of intelligent multi-robot/agent cooperation and control in a highly dynamic environment with a hybrid centralized/distributed system.

Two teams of six robots each play a match in the Small Size League of RoboCup. Each robot must meet the size requirements to be able to play, this means that it should fit into a circle of 180mm diameter and a height of no more than 15cm. Robots play in autonomous fashion in a 6.05m long and 4.05m wide field covered by a green carpet and using an orange golf ball

All objects in the field are tracked by a standardized vision system that processes the data stream captured by two cameras located 4m high of the field. The vision system known as SSL vision is an open source project maintained by the SSL community.

 

  Go to the official Small Size League website

 

Our robotic football team, named STOX's, was created in 2009 as the result of the final graduation project of Engineers Saith Rodríguez and Eyberth Rojas. This process gave rise to the first generation in 2010.

 

 

 

FIRST GENERATION

 

This generation had six robots made mainly out of plastic. This property made them too fragile to stand against the collisions presented in a standard match.

 

Primera Generacion

For the Latin American RoboCup competition held in Sao Paulo in 2010 our team was able obtain second place.

LARC 2010Ver Video

 

SECOND GENERATION

 

The second generation of the STOX's team emerged for the necessity of building stronger and more robust platforms. For this reason, most of the mechanical structure for this generation is made out of brass and aluminum.

Segunda Generacion 

In 2011 the team attended for the first time the RoboCup world tournament, this time it was held in Istanbul (Turkey). We were able to successfully go through all matches in first round and find the classification to second round placing us among the 10 world's best teams in the SSL of RoboCup.

The same year the we attended for the second time the RoboCup Latin American tournament held in Bogotá (Colombia) where we obtained first and second place with two different teams placing us as leaders in the robotics field in the continent. 

In 2012 we developed a new control board for the robots with the objective of solving the shortcomings found in previous tournaments.

Tarjeta 2012

With such changes we achieved the classification to the world's RoboCup tournament held in Mexico City where we were eliminated in first round.

RooCup 2012Ver Video

 

THIRD GENERATION

 

With the experience gained during the competitions of previous years we have identified the necessity of manufacturing robots using stronger materials to minimize damage when the robots are exposed to crashes. For this reason, the team is currently preparing a fund raising campaign needed to build a whole new team: The Third Generation.

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