Workshop Introduction to RoboCup Major Leagues

Objective

RoboCup is the world's leading, largest and most sustainable competition for intelligent robots driven by a large worldwide community. The objective of this one day workshop is to offer a forum for researchers interested in participating in RoboCup to obtain first hand information on the different Major Leagues and to network with established RoboCup teams present at RoboCup German Open.

As the 20th RoboCup will be held in 2016 in Leipzig, Germany, this workshop offers an excellent opportunity for new coming teams aiming at participation in the international event in 2016.

Agenda, April 23, 2015

In the morning an overview of RoboCup and the Major Leagues present at RoboCup German Open will be given. In the afternoon parallel workshops will be held in the respective league areas.

Morning session (in workshop room Tessenowgarage 1):

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome and Introduction (Organizers)

09:10 - 09:30: RoboCup Overview (Oskar von Stryk)
09:30 - 09:50: Humanoid League (Reinhardt Gerndt)
09:50 - 10:10: Standard Platform League (Rico Tilgner)
10:10 - 10:30: 3D-Soccer Simulation League (Klaus Dorer)

10:30 - 11:00: Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:20: Rescue Robot League (Johannes Pellenz)
11:20 - 11:40: RoboCup @ Home League (Paul Plöger)
11:40 - 12:00: Logistics League (Ulrich Karras)
12:00 - 12:20: RoboCup @ Work League (Gerhard Kraetzschmar)

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch in workshop room with all speakers

Afternoon session I (Hall 1, in the league areas):

14:00 - 16:00: Parallel small group workshops in the team areas depending on specific league interests of participants

Afternoon session II (in workshop room Tessenowgarage 1):

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30: Final round of all participants (Ansgar Bredenfeld, Gerhard Kraetzschmar): general questions, follow-up actions, feedback on workshop

Also information on how to establish a RoboCup regional committee to foster regional cooperation will be given during the workshop.

Location

The workshop takes place at MESSE MAGDEBURG. In the morning, talks are given in the conference building Tesssenowstrasse 1. In the afternoon, parallel workshops will be held in the respective league areas in hall 1. See these locations in the overview plan of the fair area. The workshop building is marked with C.

Organization

The workshop is organized by Oskar von Stryk, Ansgar Bredenfeld and Gerhard Kraetzschmar on behalf of the RoboCup German Regional Committee and with support from the RoboCup Federation.