Call for Applications for Participation 2010

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Call for Applications for Participation

RoboCup 2010 Standard Platform League

http://www.tzi.de/spl

June 19 – 25, 2010

Singapore

RoboCup is an international initiative that fosters research and education in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence through a variety of competitions (RoboCupSoccer, RoboCupRescue, RoboCup@Home, RoboCupJunior) involving mostly multi-robot systems.

RoboCup currently includes a number of different robot soccer leagues that focus on different research challenges. The Standard Platform League (SPL) focuses on software development for fully autonomous robots, i.e. robots that operate with no external control, neither by humans nor by computers. All SPL teams participate using identical state-of-the-art robotic platforms. For RoboCup 2010, the standard platform will be the humanoid robot NAO manufactured by Aldebaran Robotics (2010 RoboCup edition). The RoboCup 2010 Standard Platform League will be able to host up to 24 teams, which will be selected from the interested parties.

Qualification

All interested teams need to submit a 2-5 page qualification document that includes:

  1. a statement of commitment to participate in the RoboCup 2010 SPL
  2. the leader(s) and the constitution of the team
  3. a statement of the team’s research interests and planned activities
  4. a summary of past relevant work and scientific publications

The qualification document must be submitted by email to spl_tech@tzi.de by December 11, 2009.

Teams are encouraged to consider joint participation. Joint proposals will be judged on combined merit.

Pre-Qualification

Teams that reached the quarter-finals or participated for the first time with NAO robots in RoboCup 2009 will be pre-qualified for 2010, if they submit the following material:

  1. a statement of commitment to participate in the RoboCup 2010 SPL
  2. the leader(s) and the constitution of the team
  3. a team research report describing their work for RoboCup 2009

The pre-qualification material must be submitted by email to spl_tech@tzi.de by December 11, 2009.

If a joint 2009 team splits, only one team can be pre-qualified for 2010 (please, indicate which one).

SPL Robots

The Standard Platform League in RoboCup 2010 will be conducted using exclusively the 2010 RoboCup edition of the humanoid robots NAO manufactured by Aldebaran Robotics. Other NAO models will not be allowed to participate.

The 2010 RoboCup edition NAO robots are distributed exclusively to qualified RoboCup SPL teams by Aldebaran Robotics under the following RoboCup-specific pricing:

  1. For new qualified teams, a package of four 2010 Robocup edition NAO robots, including 4 batteries and 2 chargers, costs 12,000 Euros, excluding VAT and shipping costs. The price includes hardware andsoftware support for these robots until the end of 2011.

  2. For old qualified teams, the 2009 RoboCup edition NAO robots can be upgraded to the 2010 RoboCup edition at a price of 1,000 Euros per unit excluding VAT and shipping costs. The price includes hardware and software support for these robots until the end of 2011.

  3. Additional NAO units (2010 Robocup edition) with 1 battery and 1 charger cost 3,600 Euros excluding VAT and shipping costs.


RoboCup 2010 Standard Platform League Technical and Organizing Committees