RoboCup Symposium 2017 (July 31, 2017)


The 21st Annual RoboCup International Symposium will be held in conjunction with RoboCup 2017. The Symposium is a primary venue for presentation and discussion of scientific contributions to a variety of research areas related to all RoboCup divisions. Its scope includes, but is not restricted to, research and educational activities in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the Symposium offers a unique venue for exploring both theory and practice in wide spectrum of research fields. The experimental, interactive, and benchmark character of the RoboCup initiative presents an opportunity to disseminate novel ideas and promising technologies, rapidly adopted and field-tested by a large, and still growing, community.


08:50-09:00Welcome and Greetings
09:00-10:00Keynote Speaker 1 (Hajime Asama)
10:00-10:40Oral Session 1: (20 minutes each)
 Timothy Wiley, Ivan Bratko and Claude Sammut
A Machine Learning System for Controlling a Rescue Robot
 Nicolai Ommer, Alexander Stumpf and Oskar von Stryk
Real-Time Online Adaptive Feedforward Velocity Control for Unmanned Ground Vehicles
10:40-11:00Poster Teasers 1 (8 papers) – 2 minutes each
11:00-11:30Poster Session 1 with coffee break
11:30-12:30Oral Session 2: (20 minutes each)
 Timm Hess, Martin Mundt, Tobias Weis and Visvanathan Ramesh
Large-scale Stochastic Scene Generation and Semantic Annotation for Deep Convolutional Neural Network Training in the RoboCup SPL
 Nicolas Cruz, Kenzo Lobos-Tsunekawa and Javier Ruiz-Del-Solar
Using Convolutional Neural Networks in Robots with Limited Computational Resources: Detecting NAO Robots while Playing Soccer
 Jacob Menashe, Josh Kelle, Katie Genter, Josiah Hanna, Elad Liebman, Sanmit Narvekar, Ruohan Zhang and Peter Stone
Fast and Precise Black and White Ball Detection for RoboCup Soccer
12:30-12:50Poster Teasers 2 (8 papers) – 2 minutes each
 Lunch and Poster Session 2
14:00-15:00Keynote Speaker 2 (Maya Cakmak)
15:00-16:00Oral Session 3: (20 minutes each)
 Shunki Takami, Kazuo Takayanagi, Shivashish Jaishy, Nobuhiro Ito, Kazunori Iwata, Yohsuke Murase and Takeshi Uchitane
Proposed environment to support development and experiment in RoboCupRescue Simulation
 Tetsunari Inamura and Yoshiaki Mizuchi
Competition design to evaluate cognitive functions in human-robot interaction based on immersive VR
 Olivia Michael, Oliver Obst, Falk Schmidsberger and Frieder Stolzenburg
Analysing Soccer Games with Clustering and Conceptors
16:00-16:15Poster teasers 3 (7 papers) – 2 minutes each
16:15-17:00Poster Session 3 with coffee break
17:00-17:40Oral Session 4: (20 minutes each)
 Caroline Rizzi, Colin G. Johnson and Patricia A. Vargas
Fear Learning for Flexible Decision Making in RoboCup: A Discussion
 Kenzo Lobos-Tsunekawa, David L. Leottau and Javier Ruiz-Del-Solar
Toward Real-Time Decentralized Reinforcement Learning using Finite Support Basis Functions
17:40-18:00Close Remarks

Team Descriptions

RoboCup Soccer

  • Soccer Standard Platform
  • Soccer Small Size
  • Soccer Simulation 2D
  • Soccer Simulation 3D

RoboCup Rescue

  • Rescue Simulation Infrastructure
  • Rescue Simulation Simulation Simulation
  • Rescue Simulation Virtual Robot Competition

RoboCup Industrial

  • @Work

How to participate

All registered team members of competitions are automatically admitted to the Symposium. Team members do not need to register separately for the symposium.
Registration as a Symposium Only participant is also possible. Invitation letters to Symposium Only participants are issued to those with accepted publications therein, only.

If you want to register as a Symposium Only participant, you need to access the RegOnline website and choose “Symposium Only Faculty/Staff” or “Symposium Only Student”.

Fee for Symposium Only Participants: