RoboCup is an international robotic comptition founded in 1997 with the aim of promoting robotics and AI research. The official goal of the RoboCup initiative is that:
By 2050, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win the soccer game, complying with the official rule of FIFA against the winner of the most recent World Cup.
There are a variety of different leagues within the competition including RoboCup Soccer, Rescue, Simulation, @Home and RoboCupJunior. Visit the RoboCup website for more information.
➤About RoboCup Asia-Pacific(RCAP)
RoboCup Asia Pacific (RCAP) is a super-regional headquarter representing the RoboCup Federation coordinating RoboCup activities in the Asia Pacific region. RCAP headquarter is located in Singapore. The founding regions are:
The first RoboCup Asia Pacific (robocup-ap2017.org) event will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 12 – 18 Dec 2017.
➤RoboCup Asia-Pacific(RCAP) CoSpace Challenges
➤RCAP CoSpace GrandPrix Challenge
In the CoSpace Grand Prix Challenge, teams are required to make a robot, code a robot, and finally take part in the Robot Race in the real-virtual co-existing space. The robot race begins in the real world. It will notify its virtual team robot after it reaches the teleportation terminal. The virtual robot will continue the race in the virtual world to complete the course. Teams are required to develop appropriate strategies for both real and virtual autonomous robot.
➤RCAP CoSpace Rescue Challenge
In CoSpace Rescue, teams are required to build a real robot, develop and program appropriate strategies for both real and virtual autonomous robots to navigate through the real and virtual worlds and collect objects, while competing with another team’s robot that is searching and collecting objects in the same real and virtual worlds.
➤RCAP CoSpace Logistics Challenge
The CoSpace Logistics Challenge is targeting the use of robots in work-related scenarios and smart factories for Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary students.
The CoSpace Logistics Challenge utilizes ideas and concepts from RoboCup@Industry. It is conducted in a co-existing real-virtual space. In the CoSpace Logistics Challenge, teams are required to make and program a real mobile robot, a virtual mobile robot, and a robotic arm. In the real world, the robot arm will manipulate the objects and load/unload them on the mobile robots. The mobiles robot will then deliver the objects to the teleportation station and teleport them to the virtual world for making new products in the smart factory.