Robot Soccer World Cup IV
Sony provided us their four-legged robots (ERS–1100), which are marketed by Sony in a similar conguration, known as AIBO (ERS-110 and ERS-111). With this platform there come some restrictions which are very close to the properties of biological systems.
ERS-111 (right) ERS-1100 (middle) ERS-110 (left)
ERS–1100 that is the unique hardware in Sony Legged Robot League. Following characteristics of ERS–1100 make the task difficult. – Restricted sensor ability: Insufficient information due to the narrow field of view.
Programmer for the ERS-11x unit
RoboCup is a research-oriented initiative that pioneered the field of multirobot research since 1996. Currently, RoboCup opened a new horizon for multirobot research by focusing on teams of robots facing other teams of robots to accomplish specific goals. This challenging objective offers a broad and rich set of research and development questions; to wit, the construction of mechanically sound and robust robots, real-time effective perception algorithms, and dynamic behavior-based approaches to support teamwork. RoboCup 2001 (PDF Download Available from: researchgate.net )