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RoboCup IranOpen Concludes

RoboCup IranOpen Concludes
RoboCup IranOpen Concludes

After three days of fierce competition, the 11th edition of RoboCup IranOpen closed on Friday.

The competitions was held from April 6-8 in two major categories: junior teams of high school students and senior university student teams. The event was organized by Qazvin Azad University and Iranian RoboCup Regional Committee, IRNA reported.

The competitions included several leagues, namely rescue, industrial, aerial and mine detecting robots, as well as robotic soccer. The winners of various leagues were announced during a ceremony held at Tehran's Permanent Fairgrounds on Friday.

The event was sponsored by Bank Mellat, Bank Saderat Iran, Cafe Bazaar (the Iranian app store for Android) and leading local online retailer DigiKala.   

Key speaker at the closing event was Morteza Mousakhani, head of the Iranian RoboCup National Committee, who said the first round of the competition was held in 2006 with only 85 teams, and now, after 11 years, this year's event hosted 650 teams from several countries.

"This indicates the ever-growing interest and the amazing aptitude of the youth in the realms of artificial intelligence and robotic science," he said.       

  Standard Platform, Small Size

The RoboCup Standard Platform League is a RoboCup robot soccer league, in which all teams compete with identical robots. Germany’s "Nao team HTWK" stood at first place, while another German team "Dalnamite" came in second. Iran’s MRL SPL won the first place in innovative research.

Small-size robot soccer, or F180, focuses on the problem of intelligent multi-agent cooperation and control in a highly dynamic environment with a hybrid centralized/distributed system.

Iran’s IMMORTALS won the first place, while MRL ranked second. China’s ZJUNLICT won the third prize.

  Soccer 3D/2D Simulation

In the 3D soccer simulation league, America's "Ut austin villaf" team was the top winner while APOLLO 2D and KYLINSKY 3D from China stood at second and third places, respectively.

As for the 2D Soccer Simulation league, Iran’s [email protected] ranked first while China’s Miracle and MT2016 won the second and third prizes.

  Rescue Simulation

Iran’s MRL was selected as the best team in skill, discovery and mobility. Another Iranian team YRA stood at second place and won the best ranking in flying rescue robot. Iran’s VRU won the third title.

Robotic science has become a favorite area with Iranian university students who have won titles in AI and robotics competitions both in Iran and abroad.