RIF Robocup Team

Robocup MSL, modelling, artificial intelligence, positioning
RIF Robocup Team

About

Developing software for autonomous soccerrobots to be able to play soccermatches in the Robocup Midsize League (MSL) https://www.robocup.org/leagues/6. We perceive soccer robots as an interesting example of cyber physical systems. A multirobot team existing of five holonomic robots should be controlled in a way that they can play soccer and win from a competing team of another five robots. Each of the autonomous robots has to play a match of two times fifteen minutes while no communication between friends and opponents is allowed. Because of the autonomy of the robots their behaviour has to be implemented in front of the match. However during the match the interaction between the robots and the required actions becomes clear, while the number of possible robot (re)actions is infinite.
We face several research challenges, such as modelling robot behaviour with different techniques like Behavior Trees and defining the basic soccer skills, like passing, in a soccer robot. Machine learning might be a helpfull for parts of our robot software. Currently, we are also developing our own soccer robot on commercial available hardware.

The RIF Robocup MSL cooperates with the VDL Robotsport team, e.g., a code review of the VDL software.

Student projects:

  • Fall 2017 - Minor Embedded Software
  • Fall 2018
    • Minor Embedded Software
    • Start RIF Development team
  • Spring 2019
    • Semester 4 ICT & Technology - Hardware development Rifraf platform
    • Semester 6 ICT & Technology - Development of skills
  • Fall 2019
    • Graduation assignment (with ICT Group) on Soccer Robot Localization
    • Graduation assignment on Robocup MSL simulator
    • Graduation assignment (with ICT Group) on Augmented Reality
  • Spring 2020
    • Graduation assignment (with ICT Group) on Augmented Reality
    • Semester 6 ICT & Technology - Development of skills
    • Semester 4 ICT & Technology - Hardware development Rifraf platform
  • Fall 2020
    • Graduation assignment (with ICT Group) on Digital Twin for Robocup MSL

Updates

Modelling soccer robot
28.06.19 RIF Robocup Team

Modelling soccer robot

Paper presentation at ICT Open 2019 in Hilversum.