RoboCup-2000: The Fourth Robotic Soccer World Championships

Stone, Peter, Asada, Minoru, Balch, Tucker, D'Andrea, Raffaelo, Fujita, Masahiro, Hengst, Bernhard, Kraetzschmar, Gerhard, Lima, Pedro, Lau, Nuno, Lund, Henrik, Polani, Daniel, Scerri, Paul, Tadokoro, Satoshi, Weigel, Thilo, Wyeth, Gordon

AI Magazine 

The Fourth Robotic Soccer World Championships (RoboCup-2000) was held from 27 August to 3 September 2000 at the Melbourne Exhibition Center in Melbourne, Australia. In total, 83 teams, consisting of about 500 people, participated in RoboCup-2000, and about 5000 spectators watched the events. RoboCup-2000 showed dramatic improvement over past years in each of the existing robotic soccer leagues (legged, small size, mid size, and simulation) and introduced RoboCup Jr. competitions and RoboCup Rescue and Humanoid demonstration events. The RoboCup Workshop, held in conjunction with the championships, provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences among the different leagues. This article summarizes the advances seen at RoboCup-2000, including reports from the championship teams and overviews of all the RoboCup events.

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