RoboCup is an international robotics competition founded in 1993. The aim is to develop autonomous robots with the intention of promoting research and education in the field of artificial intelligence. The name RoboCup is a contraction of the competition’s full name, “Robot Soccer World Cup”.
The official goal of the project:
By mid-21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win the soccer game, complying with the official rule of the FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup.
Which is commonly abbreviated to:
By the year 2050, develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the human world soccer champion team.
The contest currently has four major competitions, each with a number of leagues:
- Simulation League
- Small Size League
- Middle Size League