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ASU RoboSoc Devils Team Contact: Georgios Fainekos


USA
School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University
Team Profile: None provided.
Research Topics: None provided.
Team Report: N/A

Austrian Kangaroos Team Contact: Dietmar Schreiner
Alexander Hofmann


Austria
Vienna University of Technology - Compilers and Languages Group
University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna
Team Profile: The Austrian Kangaroos are a team of volunteers, consisting of undergraduates, graduates, and researchers from Vienna University of Technology and University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna. The Kangaroos participated in RoboCup for the first time in Graz, 2009. Since then numerous students run through our robotic based education gaining experience in research and development within a challenging but entertaining environment. Parts of our professional research activities have been disseminated into other domains like the automotive industry and the game engineering business.
Research Topics: biomimetics, safety and security, computational intelligence, computer vision
Team Report: Not available

AUTMan Team Contact: Soroush Sadeghnejad


Iran
Humanoid Robotic Center, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran PolyTechnic)
Team Profile: AUTMan NAO team is one of the active research groups which are working on Standard Platform robots at Humanoid Robotic Laboratory in Amirkabir Robotic Center of Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT). AUTMan team has formed to begin his project due to the basis of experience of Humanoid League which has been in progress since June 2010 and Soccer Simulation league which is active since 2004. AUTMan NAO Team consists of undergraduate and graduate students in the departments of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical and Electrical Engineerings.
Research Topics: Gait Generation, Computer Vision, Probabilistic State Estimation, Machine Learning, Multi-Robot Localization, Motion Behavior.
Team Report: AUTMan2012-TDP.pdf

Bembelbots Team Contact: Dipl. Inf. Markus Meissner


Germany
Joint Robotics Lab, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Team Profile: Team consists of graduate and undergraduate students of Goethe University. The Bembelbots participated in RoboCup German Open since 2010 and have successfully qualified for RoboCup 2012.
Research Topics: Self localization, Image classification, Object recognition
Team Report: N/A

Berlin United - Nao Team Humboldt Team Contact: Heinrich Mellmann
Marcus Scheunemann


Germany
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Team Profile: The Nao Team Humboldt (NaoTH) consists of students and researchers from the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and is part of the joint research group "Berlin United" together with the RoboCup research group Fumanoids (KidSize League) from the Freie Universitat Berlin. The team was founded at the end of 2007 as the successor of the Aibo Team Humboldt (ATH), which was participating in RoboCup from 1999 to 2008 and won three times the World Championship in the Four-Legged League as part of the German Team. Since the very beginning our team is actively involved in RoboCup SPL where we could achieve good results, especially in a number of local competitions and technical challenges, e.g., we won the Iran Open in 2011 and the Open Challenge in 2012. Beside the SPL we are involved in the S3D league where we achieved the 2nd place at RoboCup in 2010.
Research Topics: Situation Modelling (self localization, local object modelling, semantic mapping), Attention Control, Dynamic Motion Control (walk, ball handling)
Team Report: Team Report 2013

B-Human Team Contact: Thomas Roefer
Tim Laue
Judith Mueller


Germany
DFKI Bremen, Cyber-Physical Systems
University of Bremen, Department of Computer Science
Team Profile: B-Human consists of students from the University of Bremen in their advanced study period and researchers from the DFKI Bremen. In the past, members of the B-Human team participated in different RoboCup leagues. Since 2009, B-Human won every RoboCup German Open as well as the RoboCup World Championship three times in a row and also 2013. We also won the RoboCup Technical Challenge in 2009 and B-Human team members earned the Best Paper Award at RoboCup Symposium 2010. In 2014, we intend to participate in the RoboCup World Championship and the RoboCup German Open.
Research Topics: Probabilistic state estimation, real-time computer vision, robot simulation, humanoid walking
Team Report: Code Release and Team Report 2013

BURST Team Contact: Gal Kaminka
Eli Kolberg
Matan Keidar
Eran Polosetski


Israel
Maverick lab, Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University
School of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University
Team Profile: Team consists of graduate and undergraduate students of Bar-Ilan University. BURST participated in Robocup 2009. BURST qualified to the top 16 in Robocup 2009.
Research Topics: Learning bi-pedal walking, Multi-robot formations, Multi-robot area patrol, Visual SLAM
Team Report: BURST09Report.pdf

Cerberus Team Contact: Prof. H. Levent Akın
Okan Aşık


Turkey
Computer Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University
Team Profile: Cerberus has been participating in RoboCup SPL competitions since 2001 except 2004. Cerberus was ranked first in the Technical Challenges in 2005 and made it to the quarter finals in 2006 and 2008. Cerberus took the fourth place in RoboCup German Open 2007. Cerberus 2014 team consists of five students and their advisor Prof. H. Levent Akın. Two of the members are PhD students and one of them is an MSc student. The other two members are undergraduate students who are participating in the team as a part of their graduation project. Our main focus is the development of successful autonomous multi-agent systems.
Research Topics: Multi-agent planning (Dec-POMDP), learning from demonstration, motion planning. reinforcement learning.
Team Report: Team Report 2013

CMurfs Team Contact: Somchaya Liemhetcharat


USA
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Team Profile: CMurfs - Carnegie Mellon United Robots for Soccer is a RoboCup team developed in the CORAL group of CMU, and we have been participating in RoboCup since 1997, in different leagues such as SSL and SPL.
Research Topics: Artificial intelligence, Multi-robot Coordination, Legged robot motion planning, Path planning, Computer vision, Localization, POMDPs
Team Report: N/A

Crude Scientists Team Contact: N.M.Mayer
Wen Chun(Bella) Chen
Ming Lan(Lanny) Chang


Taiwan, R.O.C
Electrical Engineering Department of National Chung Cheng University
Team Profile: The Crude Scientists Team is from the Electrical Engineering Department of National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. We were founded in 2009 and have participated the RoboCup 2009 @home league in Singapore. After that we changed our research topic into SPL league and participated every RoboCup Japan Open competition since 2012. In both 2012 and 2013 the Crude Scientists Team reached the first place. In 2014, we intend to participate in the RoboCup Japan Open Championship and the RoboCup World competition in Brazil.
Research Topics: robot intention detection and robot acoustic communication
Team Report: Not available

Cuauhpipiltin Team Contact: Marco Morales


Mexico
Robotics Laboratory, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)
Computer Science Group, Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas A.C. (CIMAT)
Department of Mathematics, Universidad de Guanajuato (DEMAT-UG)
School of Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV) Saltillo
Team Profile: The Cuauhpipiltin SPL team is an international RoboCup 2012 SPL participant. Our project is a collaborative effort of five renowned mexican institutions: ITAM, CIMAT, UNAM, DEMAT-UG, and CINVESTAV. The team consists of undergraduate students from ITAM, UNAM and DEMAT-UG and master students from CIMAT as well as five researchers. Our team was founded as the Eagle Knights team in ITAM in 2003, competing with the Aibo robots in RoboCup 2005, 2006, and 2007, and with the Nao Robots in RoboCup 2008 and 2009. This year, we compite under the original nahua name Cuauhpipiltin from cuauhtli (eagle) and pilli (noble person), one of the two high ranking mexica military orders.
Research Topics: Vision, localization, motion planning and control
Team Report: tdp_spl_ek_robocup2012.pdf

DAInamite Team Contact: Martin Berger


Germany
Technische Universität Berlin
DAI-Labor
Team Profile: Team DAInamite transitioned in the end of 2011 from 2D-simulation to SPL. The team is constituted of individuals from Faculty IV (EECS) and Faculty II (Math&Nat.Sc.) of TU Berlin and participates in SPL related activities since its debut in German Open 2012 competitions.
Research Topics: bipedal locomotion, multi-agent systems and coordination
Team Report: DAInamite TDP 2014

Dutch Nao Team Team Contact: Patrick de Kok / Duncan ten Velthuis / Eugenio Bargiacchi


The Netherlands
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Faculty of Science, Informatics Institute
Technische Universiteit Delft, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Technische Universiteit Delft, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science
Maastricht University, Department of Knowledge Engineering
Team Profile: The Dutch Nao Team consists of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bachelor and Master Students, supported by a senior staff-member. The Dutch Nao Team debuted in the Standard Platform League (SPL) competition at the German Open 2010. The same year the first research paper about the Nao was published. In 2011 the Dutch Nao Team made its breakthrough by qualifying for the World RoboCup in Istanbul.
Research Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Multi-Agent Systems, Motion, Communication, World Modeling, Probabilistic Robotics
Team Report: TDP 2014

Edinferno Team Contact: Subramanian Ramamoorthy
Alejandro Bordallo


United Kingdom
Robust Autonomy and Decisions Group, School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh
Team Profile: Our research focused team consists of graduate and undergraduate students at the School of Informatics – Edinburgh University. Edinferno is the first UK-based team to participate in RoboCup SPL, having made its debut at RoboCup 2011 in Istanbul. Edinferno achieved a quarter-final finish in its second appearance at RoboCup 2012 in Mexico City. Since then, we have continued to improve our team and we look forward to an exciting competition in João Pessoa – Brazil 2014.
Research Topics: Autonomous decision making under uncertainty, learning in single/multiagent environments, HRI and strategic interaction and navigation through intention prediction.
Team Report: Edinferno TDP 2014

Nao-Team HTWK Team Contact: Rico Tilgner


Germany
Faculty of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences
Team Profile: The Nao-Team HTWK is a RoboCup team that consists of graduate and undergraduate students of Leipzig University of Applied Sciences and was founded in 2009. The team participated in RoboCup 2009-2011 as well as the RoboCup German Open 2009-2011.
Research Topics: Evolutionary Algorithms, Biped Walking, Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Robot Coordination, Computer Vision, Localization
Team Report: report2011.pdf

HULKs Team Contact: Stefan Kaufmann


Germany
Hamburg University of Technology
Team Profile: The HULKs are a very young team founded in 2013 at the Hamburg University of Technology. It consists of undergraduate and graduate students lead by a Ph.D. student. The RoboCup German Open 2014 is going to be the first championship the HULKs are participating in. The team only competes in the Standard Platform League (SPL) so far.
Research Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Biped Walking
Team Report: Not available

JoiTech-SPL Team Contact: Shohei Toyoyama


Japan
Logo not yet available Asada Laboratory Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
Team Profile: Team JoiTech-SPL is originally derived from RoboCup team JoiTech, which participated in competitions of Humanoid AdultSize League since Japan Open 2010. Team JoiTech is composed of master’s and doctoral students at Emergent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka university. This team was first started up as a new team in cooperation with students at Osaka Institute of Technology in RoboCup Japan Open 2010. The team name, JoiTech, is an acronym for “JEAP and Osaka Institute of Technology”, and it also means “joint team with Institute of Technology” and “enjoy technology”. The team had focused on Humanoid League AdultSize for several years. In RoboCup 2013 it took the league champion and best humanoid award. From this year, we decided to shift our focus to Standard Platform League. As the new team also kept the spirit of the original team, we design our team name by adding “SPL” to the original team name “JoiTech”.
Research Topics: Computer vision, Machine Learning, Multi-Agent Cooperation, Optimization
Team Report: Not available

Kouretes Team Contact: Michail G. Lagoudakis


Greece
School of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Technical University of Crete
Team Profile: Kouretes is the RoboCup team of the Technical University of Crete in Chania, Greece. The team consists mainly of undergraduate students working on their diploma thesis on selected robocup-related topics. Kouretes participates in RoboCup competitions since 2006. The team ranked 2nd in the MSRS contest at RoboCup 2007, 1st in the SPL-MSRS league at RoboCup 2008, 3rd in the SPL-Nao league at RoboCup 2008, and 2nd in the SPL Open Challenge at RoboCup 2011. In 2013, the team released NAOKinematics, a stand-alone C++ library for complete kinematics of the NAO humanoid robot.
Research Topics: robot software architectures, humanoid robot kinematics, onmidirectional stable walk, reliable local and global state estimation, dynamic team coordination
Team Report: TDP 2013

L3M Team Contact: Vincent HUGEL



France
Spain
Laboratoire d'Ingenierie des Systemes de Versailles (LISV), Universite de Versailles (UVSQ), France
Laboratoire d'Informatique Avancee de Saint-Denis (LIASD), Universite Paris 8 (UP8), France
Institut des Sciences et Techniques de Yvelines (ISTY), UVSQ, France
Departamento de Ingenieria de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones, Grupo de Investigacion de Ingenieria Aplicada (GIIA), Universidad de Murcia, Espana
Instituto Universitario de Automatica e Informatica Industrial (AI2), Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Espana
Team Profile: The L3M team (alias "Les Trois Mousquetaires", "Los Tres Mosqueteros", "The Three Musketeers") will be a French-Spanish joint team composed of master students and professors from Universities and institutes of both countries. French members are within "Universite de Versailles", "Universite Paris 8" and "ISTY" Versailles University Engineering school. Spain members come from "Universidad de Murcia" and "Universidad Politecnica de Valencia". The French and Spanish members participated in the AIBO league for several years. Best results of L3M participations in RoboCup include 1st rank in 1999, 2nd in 2001, and fourth in 2002. The team Los Hidalgos from Spain won the RomeCup in 2010 in the SPL.
Research Topics: Mobile robotics, legged locomotion, mechanics, real time embedded systems, sensorization and perception, embedded vision.
Team Report: N/A

MiPal Team Contact: Vladimir Estivill-Castro (griffith)



Australia
Spain
Griffith University (Australia)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
Team Profile: MiPal is composed mainly of a small group of undergraduate and post-graduate students. Participating in RoboCup since 2003, with Aibo robots, and since 2011 in the SPL with Aldebaran's Nao robot.
Research Topics: Robot-Human Interaction. Software Engineering for Robotics. Software architectures. Model-driven development. Computer Vision. Planning on board of robots in Dynamic Environments. Our expertise has continued to be the development of a flexible and generic software architecture and our research publications demonstrate this (see list of publications). More recently our research has produced capabilities to model behaviours of robots at a high level description by combining reactive mechanisms (modelled by finite state machines) and non-monotonic reasoning (represented by logics like Plausible Logic).
Team Report: Not available

MRL-SPL Team Contact: Omid AmirGhiasvand
Sepehr Tabatabaei


Iran
Qazvin Azad University
Team Profile: MRL-SPL is one of the Mechatronics Research Laboratories divisions working on NAO robots. MRL operates under supervision of Qazvin Azad University and its main research topics are artificial intelligence and robotics. It has been an active participant of RoboCup in different leagues since 2002 as well. We have participated in SPL-League since 2009. The team consists of various groups allocated to perform team’s strategy tasks and technical requirements in fields of Computer Vision, Motion, Modeling and Behavior Control.
Research Topics: Behavior Control, Multi-Agent Cooperation and Coordination, Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, Modeling and Localization, Computer Vision, Bipedal Locomotion, System Identification, Optimal Control.
Team Report: Not available

Nao Devils Dortmund Team Contact: Oliver Urbann
Matthias Hofmann
Ingmar Schwarz


Germany
Robotics Research Institute, TU Dortmund
Team Profile: The team consists of researchers and students of TU Dortmund University. We participate in RoboCup competitions since 2002 with several different teams: Microsoft Hellhounds and as part of the German Team (4-Legged-League), DoHBots (Humanoid League), and BreDoBrothers (together with University Bremen) and now as Nao Devils Dortmund in the Standard Platform League.
Research Topics: biped walking, computer vision, stochastic filtering, artificial intelligence
Team Report: TeamReport-2013-NaoDevilsDortmund.pdf

Team-NUST Team Contact: Dr. Yasar Ayaz
Sajid Gul Khawaja
Khawaja Waleed Iqbal


Pakistan
Robotics & Intelligent Systems Engineering (RISE) Research Center, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Team Profile: The team consists of students from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan working at the Robotics and Intelligent System Engineering (R.I.S.E.) Research Center. The team was conceived in early 2013 and is the first team from South Asia to compete in RoboCup SPL. The team is highly motivated to participate in RoboCup 2014 and hopes to perform well in its debut.
Research Topics: Robot Autonomy, Motion and Path Planning, Machine Vision, Navigation, Dynamic Kicking, Obstacle Avoidance
Team Report: TDP 2014

Northern Bites Team Contact: Eric Chown
Josh Imhoff


USA
Bowdoin College
Team Profile: The Northern Bites are a purely undergraduate team from a small (1600 students) liberal arts college. The team was founded in 2005 and first participated at a RoboCup championship in 2006. That year the Northern Bites finished in the top 16 and started a streak of top 16 finishes that continues to this day. In addition the team won the World Championship in 2007, finished 3rd in 2008, 2nd in 2010 and has top eight finishes in 2011 and 2013.
Research Topics: Machine Vision, Cognitive Localization, Machine Learning, Multi-Agent Cooperation, Robot Architecture
Team Report: Team reports available on the website. The codebase is available on github.

NTU RoboPAL Team Contact: Chieh-Chih (Bob) Wang


Taiwan
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University
Team Profile: The team consists of graduate and undergraduate students of the Robot Perception and Learning Laboratory. Started from 2009, NTU RoboPAL participated in RoboCup SPL and made it to the quarter-final in 2009 and won the third place in 2011.
Research Topics: Multi-robot localization and tracking, multi-robot cooperative perception, activity recognition, motion planning, multi-robot navigation, imitation learning
Team Report: Team Description 2013

Philosopher Team Contact: Siim Schults
Gholamreza Anbarjafari
Alvo Aabloo


Estonia
Intelligent Materials and Systems Laboratory, University of Tartu
Team Profile: Team Philosopher is the first group to attend RoboCup from Estonia. Team consists of 6 active members including undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level students from University of Tartu led by Dr. Gholamreza Anbarjafari.
Research Topics: Computer vision, signal processing, machine learning, multi-agent systems
Team Report: Not available

Portuguese Team Team Contact: Joao Silva
Nuno Lau


Portugal
University of Aveiro
IEETA - Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of Aveiro
University of Porto
University of Minho
LIACC - Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Lab. - Porto
INESC-P - Institute for Systems and Computers Engineering - Porto
Team Profile: The Portuguese Team is composed by members of the three Portuguese teams that achieved better results in RoboCup European and World championships: FC Portugal, CAMBADA and 5DPO. Researchers from three different universities (Universities of Aveiro, Porto and Minho) in Portugal join efforts to build a new research oriented and competitive SPL team.
Research Topics: Multi-Agent Systems (MAS); coordination in MAS; Agent based simulation; Game analysis, strategic reasoning and tactical modeling; Multi-robot monitoring and debugging; Sensor and information fusion; Real time image processing, including stereo vision; Bridging the gap between simulated and real robotics.
Team Report: PortugueseTeam_TDP2012.pdf

RFC St.Ellingen Team Contact: J.Schönefeld


Germany
Department of Computer Engineering, University of Hamburg
Team Profile: The team consists of graduate and undergraduate students of the University of Hamburg. RFC St.Ellingen has been participating in RoboCup from 2004 to 2007 as "Hamburg DogBots" in the Four Legged League (FFL). Since 2009 the team is participating in the German Open SPL. The participation was part of the RoboCup courses (2003 until present), that offered undergraduate, master, diploma and PhD students the opportunity to study robotics in depth. During this period the research group “Technical Information Systems” (TIS) has been responsible for the courses.The team is also engaged in education and making Robotics accessible to a broad audience. The team has been offering public games in this time and in the last three years the team has been offering a one week project for high school students, where the students could program simple agents in the RoboCup setting.
Research Topics: Self localization, image analysis, machine vision, humanoid robot motion, reinforcement learning
Team Report: N/A

Rimal Team Humanoid Team Contact: Mohammed Al Dabbous


Saudi Arabia
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Team Profile: A group of Faculty and students from Systems Engineering Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. This team is the first professional research team to participate in RoboCup Competition from Saudi Arabia.
Research Topics: mobile and humanoid robots, embedded and mobile devices, localization, navigation, and mapping, planning and reasoning, decision making under uncertainty, adaptive systems
Team Report: Report

RoboCanes Team Contact: Andreas Seekircher
Saminda Abeyruwan
Ubbo Visser


USA
Department of Computer Science, University of Miami
Team Profile: The Team consists of graduate students of the AI, Games & Robotics LAB. RoboCanes participated in RoboCup since 2010 in the 3D Soccer Simulation League and reached 2nd place in the 2012 World Cup. RoboCanes won the German Open 2011 and was also runner-up at the Iran Open 2012. It is the team's 3rd year in the SPL.
Research Topics: Self localization, motions, obstacle avoidance, parameter optimization, reinforcement learning
Team Report: Not available

RoboEireann Team Contact: T. Whelan
Dr. R. Villing


Ireland
Department of Computer Science, NUI Maynooth
Department of Electronic Engineering, NUI Maynooth
Team Profile: Team consists of graduate students from Electronic Engineering and Computer Science departments in NUI Maynooth. 1st place in RoboCup 2008 in a joint effort with Newcastle University (Australia) as the NUManoids. 4th place in the 2011 GermanOpen. 1st place in the 2011 RoboCup Standard Platform League Technical Challenge. 2nd place in the 2012 German Open.
Research Topics: Robust localization, multi-agent behaviour, closed-loop kinematics.
Team Report: N/A

rUNSWift Team Contact: Benhard Hengst
Morri Pagnucco
Claude Sammut


Australia
School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales
Team Profile: RoboCup continues to inspire and motivate our research interests in cognitive robotics and machine learning, including vision, state-estimation, locomotion, layered hybrid architectures, and high-level programming languages. The 2014 team is composed of 4 undergraduate students, 1 masters student, 1 postgraduate student, 4 alumni, 2 faculty, and 1 research associate.
Research Topics: Autonomous Systems is a priority research topic in robotics at CSE, UNSW. Our general research focus, of which the RoboCup SPL is a part, is to: (1) further develop reasoning methods that incorporate uncertainty and real-time constraints and that integrate with the statistical methods used in SLAM and perception, (2) develop methods for using estimates of uncertainty to guide future decision making so as to reduce the uncertainty, (3) extend these methods for multi-robot cooperation, (4) use symbolic representations as the basis for human-robot interaction, (5) develop learning algorithms for hybrid systems, such as using knowledge of logical constraints to restrict the search of a trial-and-error learner and learning the constraints, and (6) develop high level symbolic robotic languages that provide abstractions for a large range of deliberation, planning and learning techniques so as to simplify robot programming
Team Reports: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/about-us/help-resources/for-students/student-projects/robocup/

SpelBots Team Contact: Dr. Yolanda Rankin
Dr. Jakita Thomas
Jazette Johnson
Daria Jordan


USA
Spelman College
Team Profile: The SpelBots team consists of undergraduate women students in computer science and engineering, mathematics, and biology. SpelBots have competed in international and local/regional RoboCup events since 2005. The team will compete in the RoboCup 2014 Brazil in the Standard Platform League.
Research Topics: Humanoids as Emotionally Intelligent Agents, K-12 robotics education
Team Report: Not available

SPiTeam Team Contact: Francisco Martin Rico


Spain
Department of Telematuc Systems and Communications, Rey Juan Carlos University
Team Profile: Team consists of graduate and undergraduate students of URJC Robotics Lab. The members of the team participated in RoboCup (or regional competitions) since 2004 to 2008 (four-legged and SPL) in the TeamChaos. SPiTeam was created in 2009 to participate in the SPL league. Our best record was in German Open 2012, where we finisehd 5th in the rank.
Research Topics: Self localization, robot cooperation, behavior architectures, Real Time 3D vision
Team Report: report.pdf

SPQR Team Team Contact: Francesco Riccio


Italy
Department of Computer, Control and Managemente engineering "Antonio Ruberti" at La Sapienza University of Rome
Team Profile: SPQR Team is the RoboCup team of the Department of Computer, Control and Managemente engineering "Antonio Ruberti" at La Sapienza University of Rome. Our team participate in RoboCup competitions since 1998 in different leagues: Middle-size(1998-2002), Four-legged(2000-2007), Real-Rescue(2003-2006), Virtual-Rescue(2006-2008), Standard Platform League since 2008. During 2013 we won the first place at the Iran Open, and the third place at the German Open.
Research Topics: multi-object tracking and self localization, real-time computer vision
Team Report: Qualification Report 2014

TJArk Team Contact: CHEN Qijun
WANG Hanbin


China
School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Tongji University
Team Profile: TJArk was established in 2004 as a part of the Lab of Robot and Intelligent Control of Tongji University in China. The team consists of graduates and undergraduates. All the members of this team are from Control Science and Control Engineering Department. TJArk participated in the RoboCup SPL competition from 2006 through 2013. We entered the quarter finals in RoboCup 2007 and RoboCup 2008. We won the RoboCup China Open in 2013. In 2014, we intend to participate in the RoboCup World Championship and the RoboCup China Open.
Research Topics: Machine Vision, Motion Control of Biped Robot, Machine Learning, Self Localization, Multi-agent Systems
Team Report: Not available

UChile Robotics Team Team Contact: José Miguel Yáñez
Javier Ruiz-del-Solar


Chile
Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Chile
Advanced Mining Technology Center, Universidad de Chile
Team Profile: The UChile robotics team is an effort of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Universidad de Chile in order to foster research in mobile robotics. The team is involved in RoboCup competitions since 2003 in different leagues: Four-legged 2003-2007, Humanoid in 2007-2010, and Standard Platform League from 2008.
Research Topics: Mobile robotics and computer vision: self localization, perception, navigation, learning and mobile robot simulation.
Team Report: TDP 2014

UnBeatables Team Contact: Antônio Padilha L. Bó
Mariana Bernardes
Geovany A. Borges


Brazil
Universidade de Brasília
Team Profile: The UnBeatables team is a joint effort from undergraduate students that participated in Brazilian Robotic Challenges and graduate students working with humanoid robots locomotion and localization. The team is coordinated by researchers from LARA, a robotics lab from the University of Brasília. Our first official competition will be at Robocup 2014 in Brazil. The team will compete in the Drop-in Player competition.
Research Topics: biped locomotion and whole-body movements, visual SLAM, path planning, robot collaboration
Team Report: Not available

UPennalizers Team Contact: Dr. Daniel Lee
Dickens Yizheng He


USA
GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania
Team Profile: The team consists of graduate and undergraduate students of the University of Pennsylvania led by Dr Daniel Lee of the GRASP Lab. The UPennalizers participated in the RoboCup SPL competition from 1999 through 2005 and returned in 2009. Last year, the UPennalizers team was an international RoboCup 2013 SPL participant as well as a 2013 US Open SPL participant.
Research Topics: Computer vision, self localization, path planning and obstacle avoidance, feedback based walk/motion engine, communication and collaboration.
Team Report: 2013Report.pdf

UT Austin Villa Team Contact: Samuel Barrett
Katie Genter
Jacob Menashe


USA
Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin
Team Profile: Our team is from the University of Texas at Austin. We participated in the Aibo league starting in 2003 and started with the Naos in 2007. We also field teams in the RoboCup 2D and 3D simulation leagues. We won the 2009, 2010, and 2012 SPL US Opens. At the international RoboCup SPL competitions, we made the quarterfinals in 2009, won 3rd place in 2010 and 2013, and won the championship in 2012.
Research Topics: Self localization, vision algorithms, multi-agent task allocation, obstacle avoidance, reinforcement learning
Team Report: report.pdf

UTH-CAR Team Contact: Diego Mauricio Reyes
Alberto E. Petrilli Barceló


Mexico
Logo not yet available UTH
UNACAR
Team Profile: UTH-CAR is a new team in the SPL League. The team is formed by two Mexican institutions: the Technological University of Huejotzingo and the Autonomous University of Carmen. The project is formed by undergraduate students under the direction of researchers of both institutions.
Research Topics: Humanoid Perception, Visual SLAM, Image Processing, Machine Learning.
Team Report: team-report.pdf?

UTS Unleashed! Team Contact: Mary-Anne Williams


Australia
Innovation and Enterprise Research Laboratory
Team Profile: UTS Unleashed! was established in 2003 and is known for its innovative style having developed the first dodge behavior in the legged league ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Diiv7kpW-ng ). The UTS Dodge transformed the game and was widely adopted after UTS introduced it in 2004. UTS Unleashed! were the Australian Champions in 2004, won the Scientific Challenges and were Runners Up at RoboCup 2004. In 2006 UTS were the first Robot Soccer Team to be invited to China where they played against all the Chinese Legged Teams in Exhibition Matches in Suzhou for China Science Week. In 2008 UTS Unleashed! joined forces with USTC robot soccer team to create
Research Topics: Artificial intelligence, Commonsense Reasoning, Multi-Robot Collaboration, Motion and Path Planning, Localization, Cognitive Modeling, Knowledge Representation, Attention, Anticipation and Autonomy
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WPI Warriors Team Contact: Sonia Chernova
David Kent
Quinten Palmer


USA
Department of Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Team Profile: The WPI Warriors consists of undergraduate and first-year graduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The team first competed at RoboCup 2011 in the Standard Platform League.
Research Topics: Multi-Robot Coordination, Probabalistic Localization, Computer Vision, 3D Visualization
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