The University of Pennsylvania is hosting the US Open RoboCup from the 8th to the 10th of May 2018. RoboCup is an international robotics competition aimed to further research in robotics and artificial intelligence by offering competitions to promote advancements. The Standard Platform League, which is the RoboCup competition of this event, is a robot soccer league where all of the teams compete with the same set of fully autonomous robots.
The official goal of the RoboCup Soccer Competition is:
By the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official rules of FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup.
This goal is worked towards by introducing a rule change each year to make the robot soccer more like the soccer of humans. As of right now, the field is an artificial turf with white goals and field lines and a white and black ball. Free-Kicks are also being added into play in 2018 in order to offer the robots more space for creativity when it comes to orchestrating attacks.
The GRASP lab of The University of Pennsylvania has participated in Robocup since 1999. Penn Professor, and Director of the GRASP lab, Dr. Daniel Lee was elected to serve on the RoboCup board of trustees in 2013 and has served on the board ever since. Penn is also the home of the five time RoboCup Humanoid League champion team.
Participants: Austin Villa and UPennalizers
|May 8||8pm||Referee overview|
|May 8||9pm||Game 1, Practice scrimmage|
|May 9||2pm||Game 2, Penalty kicks afterwards|
|May 9||7pm||Game 3|
|May 10||10am||Game 4, Penalty kicks afterwards|
Game will be held at Arch 208
Built in 1927 and restored in 2014, UPenn’s Arch building is the home to most of Penn’s multicultural centers and the current home to the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. It also houses a restaurant with Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless present in the ARCH Cafe.
Below is a list of Accommodations on Penn’s Campus: