"With the RoboTeam we have taken the initiative to represent the University of Twente at the prestigious RoboCup 2017 in Nagoya, Japan. This is where we want to show the world our fully autonomous robots. Our team consists of UT students from several disciplines. This interdisciplinary team will garantee exciting innovations and a unique final product! Support our initiative and help us make the Twente robots famous around the globe!"
Ewoud Croll, student Advanced Technology and chairman of the RoboTeam Twente
RoboTeam Twente is an interdisciplinary team of students from the University of Twente. Our goal is to compete in the RoboCup 2017 in Nagoya, Japan, in the first week of July. RoboCup is the world championship robot soccer in five specialized competitions.
RoboCup has an ultimate goal: some time half way through the 21st century having a fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer team win a soccer match against the team that won the last World cup, while adhering to all the official FIFA rules.
Within the soccer category there are five different competitions. These competitions are: Small size, Middle size, Humanoid, Standard Platform and Simulation league. Each competition has a unique innovation focus. Our focus is the small size league, that focuses on getting robots to work together, making intelligent and creative decisions in a constantly changing environment through a central system that coordinates a team of players.
For the small size league we are building a team of six robots (with a height of 150 mm and a diameter of 180 mm) that are able to communicate among themselves in order to autonomously play a match. So no remote control! The matches are played with an orange golfball, on a field that is 9 by 6 meters.