14 Nations at Tehran RoboCup Competitions

14 Nations at Tehran RoboCup Competitions  14 Nations at Tehran RoboCup Competitions

The Tenth Iran Robocup Open competitions will open at the Tehran International Permanent Fairgrounds on April 7 to be attended by 34 teams from 14 countries,  Morteza Moosakhani, head of Iranian National RoboCup Committee (INRC) and Qazvin Islamic Azad University (QIAU) announced at the weekend.

“The student section of the competition starts on Tuesday and all leagues will officially start competing a day after,” IRNA quoted him as saying.

Although the competitions in Iran coincide with those in Germany, prominent teams will nevertheless participate from well-known schools and universities across the world in the Tehran event.

Supported by the vice president’s office for scientific affairs, intelligence-building competitions in Iran are among the best in terms of quality and prestige in West Asia, he said, hoping to promote innovation among the youth by holding such events with the objective of promoting an economy divorced from oil export. N

RoboCup and the Artificial Intelligence International Symposium will be held for two days starting on April 23 at the QIAU, he added.    


RoboCup was founded in 1997 with the goal of “developing by 2050 a Robot Soccer team capable of winning against the human team champion of the FIFA World Cup”. The name is a contraction of the competition’s full name, ‘Robot Soccer World Cup’. Over the years RoboCup proposed several soccer platforms that were established as standard platforms for robotic research.

More recently, robot soccer represents only a part of the available platforms. RoboCup encompasses other leagues that, in addition to soccer, cover rescue (robots and simulation), @home (assistive robots in home environments), sponsored and @work (industrial environments), as well as RoboCupJunior leagues for young students. These domains offer a wide range of platforms for researchers with the potential to speed up development in the mobile robotics field.

RoboCup has grown further into a project with global attention. Every year tournaments are organized in several countries with participants from across continents.


The INRC was officially established in July 2006 with the declared aim of promoting Robotics and AI (Artificial Intelligence) research.

It also sponsors the RoboCup Iran Open competitions & symposium where Iranian and foreign researchers meet to share research achievements and experience in diverse disciplines. Moreover, they also have the opportunity to see the outcome of their research in action during the competitions.