Paradise for fans of robots: new technologies in the field of robotics have prepared the ground for the RoboCup, currently the world's leading and largest competition for intelligent robots.
The annual world championships for soccer-playing robots have been held since 1997. In the early years, the little robots moved rather chaotically and awkwardly on the playing field. Today, however, they are talented football players thanks to plenty of research, development and hard work! Besides football, the teams compete in other disciplines and leagues.
The field of robotics influences developments in artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0, and is an ideal arena in which to foster young talent in technical fields. Technology inspires – especially when you experience it first-hand.
For the second year in a row, the engineering people group is supporting two teams from the major league for students, researchers and scientists, whose robots play soccer autonomously in the Standard Platform League (SPL). A complex task, because the team with the best algorithms will ultimately score the most goals. The robot game is slowly closing the gap to human football. For this reason, the rules are adapted annually with increasing demands on the software.
For several years now, engineering people has provided backing for the teams Berlin United from Berlin and B-Human from Bremen. Both teams have won multiple titles during this period.