[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Microsoft Robotics Studio Soccer Challenge at RoboCup 2007 Atlanta

Tucker Balch tucker.balch at cc.gatech.edu
Fri Mar 16 08:21:53 PDT 2007


http://www.robocup-us.org/microsoft


Microsoft Robotics Studio Soccer Challenge at
RoboCup 2007 Atlanta

Call for Participants

Deadline: March 19, 2007

Through this call, RoboCup 2007 Atlanta requests a Letter of
Intent from those teams interested in participating in a
series of competitive soccer matches using the Microsoft
Robotics Studio physics-based 3D simulation environment at
RoboCup 2007 Atlanta.

Microsoft is creating a robot soccer simulation to
demonstrate how Microsoft Robotics Studio can be applied to
challenging environments like RoboCup soccer.  While this
contest will demonstrate simulation of a competitive event,
Microsoft is also working with robot manufacturers
developing hardware for RoboCup to demonstrate how easily
player competition software can be easily transferred to
actual robots.

Information about the event: Participating teams will use a
special preview of Microsoft new soccer competition.  The
initial version of the competition will feature wheeled
robots available for free download from the Microsoft
Robotics Studio website: http://www.microsoft.com/robotics.
Teams can use this to begin initial development of their
player software.

By May, one or more advanced simulated models (i.e. legged
robots) are expected to be available for the soccer
simulation. One of these simulated robots will be selected
for the final competition and released to the community at
that time. Teams can then migrate their code to the new
robot in preparation for the challenge in July.

Recognition: Placing teams will be awarded trophies and will
be recognized on the Microsoft and RoboCup 2007 Atlanta
websites.

How to respond to this call: Responses should include the
following information:

         Team Name
         Team Leader
         University (or company) Name
         Country
         Short description of your previous participation
         in RoboCup

Responses should be sent by email to tucker at cc.gatech.edu


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