2006 KUKA RoboCup US Open

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  • The 2006 KUKA RoboCup US Open will be hosted on the Georgia Tech campus. It is open to the public Friday - Sunday, April 20-23: directions schedule.
  • KUKA Robotics is our title sponsor: We are again pleased to welcome KUKA as a sponsor of robotics at Georgia Tech.
  • Lockheed Martin also sponsors the US Open.
  • A list of registered teams is available here.

The RoboCup US Open

    RoboCup is an international joint project to promote research in AI, robotics, computational perception and related fields. It fosters AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a set of standard problems where wide a range of technologies including perception, planning, cooperation and action must be integrated and examined. Participants include high school students, undergraduates and graduate students from the world's best universities and robotics research centers. See registered teams.

    Events at the 2006 KUKA Robocup US Open include:

    Robot Rescue: Robots search a realistic post-disaster scenario in order to find injured victims. These robots can be used in natural disasters and homeland security applications.

    Small size soccer: Small, fast robots play a game of 5 versus 5 soccer. The robots are controlled by off-board computers.

    Legged robot soccer: Teams of 4 Sony AIBO robots play soccer. They communicate with each other in order to coordinate their team actions.

    The RoboCup US Open is an annual regional event to support RoboCup research and competition in the Americas. The US Open was first held at Carnegie Mellon University in 2003, at the University of New Orleans in 2004, and then at Georgia Tech in 2005.


  • Chair Prof. Tucker Balch, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Four Legged League Prof. Daniel Lee, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rescue Robot League Adam Jacoff, NIST, rescue o robot o league@nist o gov
  • Small Size League, Prof. Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon
  • A/V and Mechanical Daniel Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology, danielbw@cc o gatech o edu
  • Communications Leisha Chappel, Georgia Institute of Technology, stewart@cc o gatech o edu
  • Local Arrangements Vivian Chandler, Georgia Institute of Technology, chandler@cc o gatech o edu

Important Dates

  • March 15 Guaranteed Registration deadline (After this date we will accept registrations on a space-permitting basis.)
  • April 1 Hotel reservation deadline
  • April 20 The US Open begins!

The KUKA RoboCup US Open is sponsored by:
KUKA Lockheed Martin CRIM GVU