Overview of RoboCup-99 (2000)
Silvia Coradeschi, Lars Karlsson, Peter Stone, Tucker Balch, Gerhard Kraetzschmar, and Minoru Asada
RoboCup is an initiative aimed to promote the full integration of AI and robotics research. Following hte success of the first RoboCup-97 at Nagoya and the second RoboCup-98 in Paris, the Third Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, RoboCup-99, was held at Stockholm during July 27th and August 4th, 1999 in conjunction with the Sixteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99). There were four different leagues: the simulation league, the real robot small-size league, the real robot middle-size league, and the Sony legged robot league. The champion teams are CMUnited-99 (CMU, USA) for the simulation league, CS Sharif (Sharif University of Technology, Iran) for the middle-size league, The Big Red (Cornell University, USA) for the small-size league, and Les 3 Mousquetaires (Laboratorie de Robotique de Paris, France) for the legged robot league. The Scientific Challenge Award was given to three research groups: Information Science Institute, University of Southern CAlifornia (ISI/USC), USA, Electrotechnical Laboratory (ETL), Japan, and Chubu University, Japan for the development of automated and statistical game analysis systems and methodologies. RoboCup-2000, the fourth Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, will take place in Melbourne at the end of August, 2000.
AI Magazine, Vol. 21, 3 (2000).

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