[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: International Summer School on Humanoid Soccer Robots 2013

Sven Behnke behnke at cs.uni-bonn.de
Tue Jun 11 13:52:35 PDT 2013

Call for Participation
International Summer School on Humanoid Soccer Robots 2013

July 22nd – July 26th, 2013

University of Bonn, Germany

* Abstract:
The development of humanoid robots able to play soccer is a fundamental
challenge problem for robotics and AI. Since the start of the humanoid
league in 2002, there have been lots of improvements in humanoid soccer
robots hardware and software.
This is partially due to the introduction of standard platforms (Nao,
DARwIn-OP, NimbRo-OP) and competitions for complex simulated robots
(3D Simulation).
The objective of the school is to give students deep insights into the
currently leading approaches to bipedal locomotion, dynamic motion
generation, environment perception, tactics, and team play.
Lectures by leading experts will provide the necessary theoretical
background for hands-on exercises with humanoid soccer robots.

* The program is based on three pillars:

Ranging from biomechanics, over compliant actuation, control of balance
during walking and dynamic motion, robot state estimation, perception of
the game situation, behavior control architectures, motion planning,
and multi-agent systems.

-Case studies:
Successful humanoid soccer systems like the Standard Platform League team
B-Humanand the Humanoid League team NimbRo TeenSize will be presented.

-Practical exercises:
A soccer field and real humanoid soccer robots (NimbRo-OP, Darwin-OP,
Nao) will be provided for hands-on experience. Participants are also
encouraged to bring their own robots.

* Speakers:
-Armin Hornung, University of Freiburg
-Moritz Maus, TU Darmstadt
-Christian Ott, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
-Daniel Polani, University of Hertfordshire
-Thomas Röfer, DFKI/University of Bremen
-Nikos G. Tsagarakis, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova
-Pierre-Brice Wieber, INRIA Rhône-Alpes

* Organizers:
-Jacky Baltes, University of Manitoba
-Sven Behnke, University of Bonn

* Registration:
The number of participants is limited.
The deadline for advance registration is July 8th.
For more information and registration please visit:

* Acknowledgment:
The school is supported by The RoboCup Federation.

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