VDL Robot Sports works together with the RIF Robocup team of Fontys ICT. The new robot platform of RIF Robocup team is under construction. Their software is tested in a simulation environment. The VDL Robot Sport robots will be available for RIF Robocup team to test their new software. However, the software architecture of both robots is different. During the last months a code analysis has been made by the RIF team members, Eric, Mathijs and Adrian. The results of this analysis and a plan on how to execute the RIF software on the VDL Robot Sports were presented to the team members of the VDL Robot Sport team on 19 February. This was a interactive and educational meeting.
Here you’ll find new and noteworthy items about our team.
On Thursday, February 20, 2020 was the second of a serie testgames with the ASML Falcons. We played again with the ASML Falcons in the Robotsport Arena. It was a useful game with lessons learned for both teams. The final score was still not as desired (0-5 lost). Self localisation and passing need clearly improvements. All field players played the complete game without an injury treatment. The defense was outstanding, there was a fanatic and effective defense. Allez Robotsports!
Robot Sports is preregistered to participate at the RoboCup World Cup 2020 in Bordeaux (France) in June 2020.
As part of the qualification process the team has to provide a lot of information about the team.
A team description paper, details about the mechanics, electronics and software, publications and contributions and a video.
The information can be at the qualification material 2020 page.
We will continue to create a new generation of robots, improve the behavior and play test-matches a preparation to RoboCup 2020.
Our new robot is getting assembled. During the last matches we had issues with the robustness of our hardware. This started a revision of our current platform. In the last months the robot has been designed and parts were ordered. Now we are building the first new robot.
VDL Robot Sport is a continuation of the former Philips RoboCup team.
A few old articles explain the working of the first generation of football robots (in Dutch).
- May I introduce the technical football players to you
- Technical football how does it work
- Shoot as hard as possible (a model)