RoboCup Middle Size League

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Mid-Sized League competition at RoboCup 2006

The RoboCup Middle Size League or MSL is one of the RoboCup robot soccer leagues.

Two teams of 5 mid-sized robots with all sensors on-board play soccer on a field. Communication among robots (if any) is supported on wireless communications.

No external intervention by humans is allowed, except to insert or remove robots in/from the field.

Rules[edit]

FIFA[edit]

Generally, the rules are the same as the laws of football except for some modifications. For example, the standard field dimensions are 12 m by 18 m. The official tournament ball used in matches is any orange FIFA standard size 5 football. Only 5 robots per team may play on the field, including the goalkeeper.

RoboCup[edit]

Brainstormers Tribots (from Universität Osnabrück) play RFC Stuttgart (from Universität Stuttgart) in the RoboCupSoccer Middle-Size League at the 2009 RoboCup German Open.

Design[edit]

Fieldplayer
The robot must fit inside a 52 cm × 52 cm × 80 cm box.
Keeper
The keeper can also temporarily increase its dimensions to 60 cm × 60 cm × 80 cm or 52 cm × 52 cm × 90 cm. But only for 1 second, if the goal is endangered by an approaching ball. After complete reducing its size, he has to wait 4 seconds before he is allowed to expand again.

The maximum weight of the robot is 40 kg. The base color of a robot's body must be black. The paint or used material must be matte in order to minimize reflectivity.

Communication[edit]

The robots may communicate by means of a WLAN satisfying the IEEE 802.11 specification

Technical challenge[edit]

At every RoboCup, a new technical challenge is presented. The 2006 competition's challenge was to demonstrate that a team of robots could pass the ball.

Teams[edit]

14 teams participated in the RoboCup 2009 MSL competitions in Graz, Austria.

Team Affiliation Country/Region
Tech United Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
Hibikino-Musashi Kyushu Institute of Technology, the University of Kitakyushu, FAIS Japan
CAMBADA University of Aveiro Portugal
1. RFC Stuttgart University of Stuttgart Germany
NuBot National University of Defense Technology China
Carpe Noctem Cassel University of Kassel Germany
ISocRob Institute for Systems and Robotics Portugal
MRT - Milan RoboCup Team Politecnico di Milano Italy
MRL Azad University of Qazvin Iran
ISePorto ISEP - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto Portugal
Mostly Harmless Graz University of Technology Austria
WinKIT Kanazawa Institute of Technology Japan
Water Beijing Information Science & Technology University China
Hong Kong Dragons City University of Hong Kong China

13 teams have come to Suzhou to participate in RoboCup 2008 MSL competitions.

Team Affiliation Country/Region
Brainstormers Tribots University of Osanbrueck Germany
CoPS Stuttgart University of Stuttgart Germany
NuBot National University of Defense Technology China
Tech United Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
Hibikino-Musashi Kyushu Institute of Technology, the University of Kitakyushu, FAIS Japan
CAMBADA University of Aveiro Portugal
EIGEN Keio Univ. Keio University Japan
MRL Azad University of Qazvin Iran
Jiaolong Shanghai JiaoTong University China
SCUT 100Steps South China University of Technology China
TKU Tamkang University Taiwan
Strive Shanghai University and Shanghai University of Engineering Science China
ADRO Azad University of Khorasgan Iran

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