RoboCup is a competition domain designed to advance robotics and AI research through a friendly competition. Small Size robot soccer is one of the RoboCup league divisions. Small Size robot soccer, or F180 as it is otherwise known, focuses on the problem of intelligent multi-agent cooperation and control in a highly dynamic environment with a hybrid centralized/distributed system.

A Small Size robot soccer game takes place between two teams of six robots each. Each robot must conform to the dimensions as specified in the F180 rules: the robot must fit within an 180 mm diameter circle and must be no higher than 15 cm. The robots play soccer with an orange golf ball on a green carpeted field that is 9 m long by 6 m wide.

All objects on the field are tracked by a standardized vision system that processes the data provided by two cameras that are attached to a camera bar located 4 m above the playing surface. The vision system - called SSL-Vision - is an open source project maintained by the league’s community.

Off-field computers are used to communicate referee commands and position information to the robots. Typically, these computers also perform most, if not all, of the processing required for coordination and control of the robots. Communications is wireless and typically uses dedicated commercial FM transmitter/receiver units.

Building a successful team requires clever design, implementation and integration of many hardware and software sub-components into a robustly functioning whole making Small Size robot soccer a very interesting and challenging domain for research and education.

 

Rules

The committee has decided to follow Rules 2016 in the competitions. You can find the rules of small size league in below link:

http://wiki.robocup.org/wiki/Small_Size_League/Rules

Following materials are needed for qualification:
1- A Team Description Paper which:

  • should contain a brief description of the team, with citations to previous TDPs and the team's website where appropriate.
  • should focus on innovations that the team has produced with respect to their previous TDPs. These innovations should be described in detail, to facilitate reproducibility for other teams, where possible.
  • should have a clear structure and it should be written in clear English.
  • should be formatted according to the Springer LNAI format, as the symposium submissions (http://www.springer.com/series/1244).
2- A qualification video that must be at least 1 minute of unedited continuous footage. The qualification video can be either of the following types, although preference will be given to item 1 (then 2 and last 3):

 

  1. A video of your robots participating in a RoboCup standard game (i.e. a game at RoboCup or one of the local regional competitions). The video should show obstacle avoidance, shooting and passing skill. The game should be based on contemporary rules (2011 and afterwards).
  2. A video of your robots (there must be at least two moving robots) engaging in two or more of the following activities:
    • One or more robots competing against an active robot goalkeeper.
    • Two or more robot field players actively going to the ball and playing against one another.
    • At least two robots playing cooperatively against 5 static or moving obstacles.
  3. A video showing one or more robots partially demonstrating capabilities listed in item 2.

 

The team video is used by the OC to determine the readiness of a team to compete effectively and is part of the criteria in ranking teams in the qualification process. Teams are advised to submit a video that best demonstrates the readiness of the team to compete in an international competition.

All robots will be checked before the competitions and if they fail to qualify they are not allowed to participate. Furthermore each team should be ready to explain the design of its robots.

 

Technical Challenges:

1. New Penalty Shoot-Out

As this year a new rule has been suggested for penalty shoot-puts and is under study to be applied in the upcoming competitions we proposed the following challenge.

Here is the  description for new rule:

During the penalty shoot-out, a maximum of 1 robot per team is on the field in order to avoid interference. Both teams alternately attempt to score a goal until each
team has performed 5 attempts. If a decision is reached for one team, the attempts are stopped by the referee. For each attempt, the defending goalie starts in a position in which it is touching the goal line.

The ball is located 6 meters away from the defending goal line, measured perpendicularly from the center of the goal. The attacking robot has 10 seconds to score on the opponent's goal. After 10 seconds or when the ball leaves the field, the attempt is marked as a no-goal. In the event of a rule infraction as described by the rules of Law 12, the attempt is repeated.

  • In the case of a repeated infraction of the defending team, a goal is awarded to the attacking team.
  • In the case of a repeated infraction of the attacking team, the attempt is marked as a no-goal.
  • Robots may be exchanged between the kicks following the interchange rules of Law 3.
  • As switching sides would cost too much time and would force the teams to touch their systems both goals are used.

In our challenge each participant teams will compete with all other participants in the aforementioned format. The teams will be ranked by the number of scores plus number of saves.

2. Chip Kick Interception

This year the international committee of Small-size league presented a new technical challenge. In this challenge the teams are encouraged to improve their estimations about chipped ball locations plus ability to play on the air which is a nice type of play in real soccer.

You can read the full description of this challenge from here:

http://wiki.robocup.org/Small_Size_League/RoboCup_2017/Chip_Kick_Interception


League Chair

Aras Adhami-Mirhosseini, University of Tehran

 

Organization Committee Members:

Mohammad Hoshyari, Qazvin Azad University

Hamed Mahmoudi, Qazvin Azad University

 

Thechnical Committee Members:

Ali Salehi, Sharif University of Technology

Meisam Kassaeian, Qazvin Azad University

Mohammad Mahdi Shirazi, Amirkabir University of Technology

Javad Amiryan, Sharif University of Technology

 

Email to contact Committee: 

smallsize[at]iranopen[dot]ir

Schedule

More details will be announced after team registration process.

To see the general schedule click here.​


Qualified Teams

  Team Name Team Leader Affiliation Country
1 TIGERs Mannheim Nicolai Ommer DHBW Mannheim Germany
2 MRL Meisam Kassaeian Naeini qazvin islamic azad university Iran
3 Immortals Seyed Ali Salehi Neyshabouri University of Tehran Iran
4 zjunlict Gao Tianyao Zhejiang university(ZJU) China
5 Parsian Mohammad Mahdi Shirazi Amirkabir University Of Technology Iran
6 KN2C Shahin Qashqai K.N.toosi university of technology Iran
7 ER-Force Markus Lieret Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) Germany
8 OMID ROBOTICS TEAM Ali Mollajafari Shahed University Iran

Pre-Registered Teams

  Team Name Team Leader Affiliation Country
1 AFT Ali Hoseini - Iran
2 TIGERs Mannheim Nicolai Ommer DHBW Mannheim Germany
3 IAUZ Hossein Shabani دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد زرقان Iran
4 MRL Meisam Kassaeian Naeini qazvin islamic azad university Iran
5 Immortals Seyed Ali Salehi Neyshabouri University of Tehran Iran
6 zjunlict Gao Tianyao Zhejiang university(ZJU) China
7 Parsian Mohammad Mahdi Shirazi Amirkabir University Of Technology Iran
8 KN2C Shahin Qashqai K.N.toosi university of technology Iran
9 ER-Force Markus Lieret Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) Germany
10 OMID ROBOTICS TEAM Ali Mollajafari Shahed University Iran
11 NRRC AMIR ZAREIEE دانشگاه ازاد اسلامی واحد نی ریز Iran
12 I.A.U.Z Vahid Naghavi دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد زرقان Iran

Results

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3