Bremen, champions in robotic soccer

24 teams from all continents, from a total of 18 countries with more than 150 team members played on 29 June to 5 July 2009 to the crown of the robot in the World Cup soccer in Graz: the winner and new world champion in the league is Bremen.

"The RoboCup is gone and B-Human is the first purely Bremisches-team world champion," says B-Human team leader Dr. Thomas Röfer, from the University of Bremen and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Bremen.

"After a 7:0 in the semifinal against TT-UT Austin Villa (USA), we have the final against the Northern Bites with 5:0 for us to decide.

Bremen is the world champion and the winner of the Technical Challenge in the same year. We did this even with the German team is not done. The next competition for B-Human is the RoboCup German Open at the Hannover Fair in April 2010. Then follows the World Cup in June 2010, which will take in Singapore.

B-Human from Bremen was consistently the dominant team in the Standard Platform League. With a Torverhältnis of 64:1 in eight games, human B-more goals than the other 23 participating teams. B-Human has also won the technical competition and shares this success with a team from Nao Leipzig. In the technical competition is, three tasks which are relevant for the development of the standard platform league are.

The RoboCup is an international initiative to promote research in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics. The goal of the RoboCup is to 2050, a team of autonomous humanoid robots that is capable of at this time the acting human world champion soccer beat them.

To achieve this goal, are in different leagues, different research priorities. In the Standard Platform League is played with a single hardware, ie all robots are identical. The challenge for the teams is thus in the software development. By 2008, the standard platform of the four-legged Sony AIBO, since this year it's the Nao humanoid robot from the French company Aldebaran Robotics. The robot has 21 joints, two cameras, numerous sensors and an onboard computer. It can thus operate completely independently.

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University of Bremen, Bremen German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Secure Cognitive Systems Research



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