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RoboSoccer: autonomous robots in a complex environment
Author(s): Pieter P. Jonker; Jurjen Caarls; Wouter J Bokhove; Werner Altewischer; Ian T. Young
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Paper Abstract

We are participating in the international competition to develop robots that can play football (or soccer as it is known in the US and Canada). The competition consists of several leagues each of which examines a different technology but shares the common goal of advancing the skills of autonomous robots, robots that function without a central hierarchical command structure. The Dutch team, Clockwork Orange, involves several universities and the contribution of our group at the TU Deift is in the domain of robot vision and motion. In this paper we will describe the background to the project, the characteristics of the robots in our league, our approach to various vision tasks, their implementation in computer architectures, and the results of our efforts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4875, Second International Conference on Image and Graphics, (31 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.477184
Show Author Affiliations
Pieter P. Jonker, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Jurjen Caarls, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Wouter J Bokhove, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Werner Altewischer, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Ian T. Young, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4875:
Second International Conference on Image and Graphics

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