Control Seminar

RoboCup Soccer: Systems and Control Research and Applications in the Standard Platform League

Rick MiddletonProfessorThe Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

RoboCup is an international organization aimed at fostering research in Robotics and AI through a range of challenging standard problems, such as autonomous robotic soccer. The standard platform league is one aspect of this league where the hardware is completely specified, and teams compete on the basis of the different software algorithms. In this talk, I will discuss the background of the competition, challenges and some results from systems & control research that have been of particular value to this competition. In particular I will look at estimation problems and some solutions that arise in localization using vision and odometry data

Sponsored by

Eaton, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Whirlpool