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German National Committee RoboCup

RoboCup Workgroup of the German Informatics Society

Member of the Special Interest Group 1.4/4.3 Robotic Systems of the German Informatics Society (GI)


German Open:
Ansgar Bredenfeld, Fraunhofer AIS, Sankt Augustin. Email:
Martin Bader, Email:
Sony Liga:
Hans-Dieter Burkhard, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Email:
Middlesize League:
Gerhard Kraetzschmar, University of Ulm. Email:
Simulation League:
Martin Riedmiller, University of Osnabrück. Email:
Smallsize League:
Raul Rojas, Freie Universität Berlin. Email:
RoboCup 2006:
Ubbo Visser, University of Bremen. Email:

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General Aim

Robot-Soccer is a big challenge for both, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. It provides a test area for the state of the art in technology and science. Success in this area may yield solutions to problems in a variety of fields.

The international competitions of RoboCup encourage the comparison and exchange of creative ideas. They are organized by the RoboCup Federation and are supported by the national committees.

The idea of Robot-Soccer also provides good starting points for education and practical training of students at the university.

Information on RoboCup

The website of the RoboCup Federation provides the most important information on RoboCup (General Information, current and past events, regulations of the different leagues, software, publications, contacts).

Some images generated by the 3D visualization group and an MPEG-Movie (5MB) may give you a visual impression of the simulation league. Please note that the official visualization of the simulation league is still two-dimensional.

Meetings of the German National Comitee RoboCup

The meetings of the German National Committee are at irregular intervals.

Mailing Lists

Official RoboCup List

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RoboCup Simulator Mailing List

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German Mailing List

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These lists are unmoderated: Mails send to the list address will be distributed directly. Information on further, specialized mailing lists can be found in the Community Section of the RoboCup Federation site.

Groups in Germany

  • DFKI Saarbrücken: Project VITRA - Natural language descriptions of RoboCup scenes
  • Fraunhofer Institut for Autonomous Intelligent Systems, Sankt Augustin: Team Behavior Engineering (Ansgar Bredenfeld, Thomas Christaller, et al.)
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Computer Science: FU-Fighters (Raúl Rojas, Bernhard Frötschl, Lars Knipping, et al.)
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: AT Humboldt / Aibo Team Humboldt (Hans-Dieter Burkhard, Jan Hoffmann, Ralf Berger et al.)
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Technical University Darmstadt, University of Bremen, University of Dortmund: German Team
  • Hochschule Anhalt (FH), Location Köthen, Department of Electro-Technics and Computer Sciense: RFC Köthen Small Size Team (Wolfgang Günther)
  • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Department of Computer Science: Mainz Rolling Brains (Thomas Uthmann, Frank Schulz, et al.)
  • Medical University of Lübeck, Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics: Lucky Lübeck (Daniel Polani)
  • Technical University Darmstadt, Department of Computer Science: Darmstadt Dribbling Dackels, Darmstadt Dribblers (Oskar von Stryk)
  • TU München, Research Group Informatics IX "Image Understanding and Knowledge-Based Systems" (Prof. Bernd Radig): Agilo RoboCuppers (Michael Klupsch, Christoph Zierl, Thorsten Bandlow, Maximilian Lückenhaus et al.)
  • TU München: TUM (Peter Dikant and Gerhard Weiss)
  • University of Bremen, Technology-Center Computer Science: Virtual-Werder (Dr. Ubbo Visser, Christian Drücker, Sebastian Hübner, Hans-Georg Weland)
  • University of Tübingen: T-Team (Andreas Zell, Michael Plagge, et al)
  • University of Ulm, Department of Neuroinformatics: The Ulm Sparrows (Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Stefan Enderle, Stefan Sablatnoeg, Guenther Palm, et al.)
  • University of Bielefeld: 3D Visualisation (Bernhard Jung)
  • University of Bremen, Technology Center for Informatics: Rescue Robotics (Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchner, Dirk Spenneberg, Markus Eich, Udo Frese)
  • University of Dortmund, Research Group 8 Artificial Intelligence
  • University of Freiburg: CS Freiburg (Bernhard Nebel et al.)
  • University of Freiburg: NimbRo - Learning Humanoid Robots (Sven Behnke, Jürgen Müller, Maren Bennewitz)
  • University of Koblenz: Research Group AI, RoboLog Koblenz (Oliver Obst, Frieder Stolzenburg)
  • University of Rostock: CoolRunning (Frank Golatowski, Hagen Burchardt, Steffen Prüter, Frank Sill, et al. )
  • University of Stuttgart, IPVS, Department Image Understanding: CoPS

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Most log files from Simulation League are available from the Soccerserver-Site.