UvA’s Dutch Nao Team plays at world RoboCup 2013

19 June 2013

The Dutch Nao Team consists of bachelor and master students of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The team is the only Dutch robot soccer team participating in the ‘Standard Platform League’ at the World RoboCup 2013 in Eindhoven.

In the ‘Standard Platform League’ the participants all use the same humanoid robotic platform, but developed their own code to autonomously play soccer. During official games, two teams of five robots will play a match of two ten-minute halves. The teams focus on developing smart software solutions for computer vision, self-localisation, humanoid locomotion and strategy. In order to keep their code extensible, applying software architecture principles is a necessity. 

Dutch Nao Team

The Dutch Nao Team is one of the teams facilitated by the UvA's Intelligent Robotics Lab. Through the Intelligent Robotics Lab and the various competitions it participates in, students get the chance to gain hands-on experience in both robotics and software development. Students educate other prospective lab members by organizing courses oriented on the necessary skills, such as advanced programming courses. 

Public practice game

Thursday, 20 June 2013, at 12:00, the Dutch Nao Team will have a public practice game at Science Park 904 in room C3.165. During this demonstration, the team will try out recent developments in their code base.

More information on: www.facebook.com/dutchnaoteam and www.robocup2013.org

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