Introduction to RoboCup Research in Japan
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RoboCup (Robot World Cup Initiative) is the most famous soccer robot competition in the world. However, RoboCup was originally established as an international joint project to promote AI, robotics, and related field. To go toward this aim, the soccer game is selected as a primary domain in RoboCup and soccer game competitions and international conferences have been organized at different places of the world every year since 1997 -. Currently, about 35 countries and 3,000 researchers are participating in the RoboCup project. The final goal of the RoboCup project is to develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players, according to the official rule of the FIFA, that can win against the human World Cup champion team until 2050.
KeywordsMobile Robot Real Robot Soccer Game Robot Soccer Omnidirectional Vision
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