RoboCup-99: A Student’s Perspective

  • Jacky Baltes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1998)


One of the reasons for organizing robotic games is that they allow researchers to evaluate their systems and approaches on a level playing field. This evaluation is important in a quickly developing field such as robotics with few real world applications. This paper investigates through a case-study how much participating at the RoboCup-99 competition has benefited a MSc. student at the University of Auckland. Although the participation was certainly stimulating, its influence on the research was indirect. The paper makes a number of suggestions that will make it easier to quantitatively evaluate research at these competitions and thus influence research more directly.


Mobile Robot Path Planning Path Segment Path Planner Path Planning Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacky Baltes
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  1. 1.Center for Imaging Technology and RoboticsUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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