Looking for a competitive challenge for your computer science, robotics, or computer engineering students? Look no further than the RoboCup standard platform league! RoboCup is an international robotics competition with multiple categories one of which is a 100% robot-centered soccer (football) league. It has been referred to as the dynamic version of electronic chess only this competition is with NAO robots, which are manufactured by Softbank Robotics and exclusively distributed through RobotLAB Inc. for North and Latin America, are allowed to compete on the field.
take your communication, understanding of autonomous agents, and strategic programming to the international level! RobotLAB can provide you with almost everything you need to participate in the next RoboCup competition, except for registering, and playing. With the complete RoboCup package.
Get all 6 NAO robots needed to form a team, or two sets of teams to simulate real competition! The package also includes a robot-sized black and white soccer ball, a regulation sized practice field, and goal post. RobotLAB also offers warranty on all robots with a repair service within our US-based office!
Kick-off your program with NAO RoboCup Standard Platform League Pack
RoboCup was birthed from the goal of creating a robotic soccer team that will be able to beat a human soccer team by the year 2050 – using preprogrammed logic. As the robots are constantly moving and reacting based off the coding, the environment is constantly changing in real time. As each team works on their own strategies to win the cup, there will always be an unknown play that the robot will need to maneuver.
Engineering and computer science fields, in the real-world, often team projects. With RoboCup, your students can work on their coordination with their team members and work through problems in their logic program. The robots are not centrally controlled, so each robot will need to be programmed in coordination with the other robots on their team.
In addition to the hands-on application of programming and interpersonal skills, RoboCup is also a great opportunity for schools to participate in research projects! Since the tournament occurs in a standard, easily replicable environment, the creators of the RoboCup standard league encourages participants to publish research papers. Research topics vary from artificial intelligence to autonomous robotics, to human-interaction and machine learning. The possibilities are endless!