Article | RobocCup-99 Team Descriptions. Small and Middle Leagues | Patriarcas/MINHO Football Team

Title:
Patriarcas/MINHO Football Team
Author:
Antonio Ribeiro: Universidade do Minho, Portugal Carlos Machado: Universidade do Minho, Portugal Ilidio Costa: Universidade do Minho, Portugal Sergio Sampaio: Universidade do Minho, Portugal
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Year:
1999
Conference:
RobocCup-99 Team Descriptions. Small and Middle Leagues
Issue:
003
Article no.:
028
Pages:
175-180
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
1999-12-05
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
Linköping Electronic Articles in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (online):
1401-9841
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


Autonomous mobile robots are ever increasing their number of different applications; even in ludic application or in sports. In the last few years; several competitions of football have been organised with lots of teams participating. This paper describes an Autonomous Mobile Robot which plays football and it was developed at the Industrial Electronics Engineering department of the University of Minho in Guimar√£es; Portugal. Each team is free to solve on his own way all the different electronics; sensory systems; playing algorithms; etc. as far as they cope with the rules imposed by the organisation. Instead of using several different sensors increasing electronics complexity; it was decided to use only one major sensor namely a vision system with the use of a colour camera. All the image processing algorithms were developed from scratch and are hereby described. This vision system uses an innovative approach. In order to see the whole field; a convex mirror was placed on the top of the robot looking downwards with the video camera looking upwards towards the mirror. This way; the robot can see both goals; the ball and other robots; almost all the time; as well as having a top view.

RobocCup-99 Team Descriptions. Small and Middle Leagues

Author:
Antonio Ribeiro, Carlos Machado, Ilidio Costa, Sergio Sampaio
Title:
Patriarcas/MINHO Football Team
References:

[1] Bicho; Estela and Schoner; Gregor: The dynamic approach to autonomous robotics demonstrated on a low-level vehicle platform. Robotics and Automation systems 21(1997); pages 23-25.


[2] Bicho; Estela and Schoner; Gregor: Target position estimation; target aquisition and obstacle avoidance. International Symposium on Industrial Electronics’97; 97TH8280; 3-7 July 1997; Guimaraes; Portugal; pages SS13- SS20.


[3] Bicho; Estela: Target representation for phototaxis. September 1997; Institut fur Neuroinformatik; ruhr-universitat-Bochum; Germany.

RobocCup-99 Team Descriptions. Small and Middle Leagues

Author:
Antonio Ribeiro, Carlos Machado, Ilidio Costa, Sergio Sampaio
Title:
Patriarcas/MINHO Football Team
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