Tech United Eindhoven, winner RoboCup 2014 MSL: Middle Size League

C. Lopez Martinez, F. Schoenmakers, G. Naus, K. Meessen, Y. Douven, H. van de Loo, D.J.H. Bruijnen, W. Aangenent, J.P.J. Groenen, B. van Ninhuijs, M. Briegel, R. Hoogendijk, P. van Brakel, R. Van Den Berg, O. Hendriks, R.R.M.J.W. Arts, F.J.B.M. Botden, W. Houtman, M.E. van 't Klooster, J.R. van der VeldenC. Beeren, C.K.M. de Koning, O.F.C. Klooster, R. Soetens, R. van de Molengraft

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In this paper we discuss improvements in mechanical, electrical and software design, which we did to become RoboCup 2014 world champion. Regarding hardware and control our progress includes first steps towards improved passing accuracy via velocity feedback control on the shooting lever. In terms of intelligent gameplay we have worked on creating possibilities for in-game optimization of strategic decisions. Via qr-code detection we can pass coaching instructions to our robots and with a basic machine learning algorithm success and failure after free-kicks is taken into account. In the final part of this paper we briefly discuss progress we have made in designing a four-wheeled soccer robot with a suspension system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoboCup 2014 - Robot World Cup XVIII
EditorsR.A.C. Bianchi, H. Levent Akin, S. Ramamoorthy, K. Sugiura
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-18615-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-18614-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event18th RoboCup International Symposium (RoboCup 2014) - Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Duration: 19 Jul 201425 Jul 2014
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence


Conference18th RoboCup International Symposium (RoboCup 2014)
Abbreviated titleRobocup 2014
CityJoao Pessoa
Internet address


  • Human-robot interaction
  • Machine learning
  • Mechatronic design
  • Middle-size league
  • Motion control
  • Multi-agent coordination
  • QR-codes
  • RoboCup soccer


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