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RoboCup Austrian National Committee

What is RoboCup

RoboCup is an international research and education initiative, attempting to foster Artificial Intelligence and Robotics research by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined, as well as being used for integrated project-oriented education.

For this purpose, RoboCup chose to use the soccer game as a primary domain, and organizes every year The Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences. Since 2000, the competitions include Search and Rescue robots. In 2006, the area of Service robots was introduced as a new league.

In order for a robot team to actually perform a soccer game, various technologies must be incorporated, including: autonomous agents design principles, multi-agent collaboration, real-time planning and control, Robotics, and sensor-fusion.

The RoboCup Federation proposed the ultimate goal of the RoboCup Initiative to be stated as follows: "By 2050, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official FIFA rules, against the winner of the most recent World Cup of Human Soccer."


The aim of the RoboCup Austrian National Committee is to promote the ideas of RoboCup in Austria and to serve as a central service and info node for the already established Austrian teams and for all who are interested in RoboCup. The National Committee is part of the OeGAI (Oesterreichische Gesellschaft fuer Artificial Intelligence, Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence). This liaison strengthens the interaction of the local RoboCup community with the Austrian AI community.

The midterm goal of the National Committee is the appearance of more Austrian RoboCup teams and a broading of the leagues where Austrian Teams are actively participating.


If you have any questions or comments on RoboCup, either you are currently participate in RoboCup or not, please feel free to contact the members of the committee.

Austrian RoboCup Mailinglist:

Middle Size League and general questions:
Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology

Small Size League:
Alexander Hofmann, University of Applied Science Technikum Wien

Soccer Simulation League:
Stephan Gspandl, Graz University of Technology

Austrian RoboCup Teams


Past Events

  • RoboCup 2003, in Padova, Italy, July 2nd - 11th, 2003
  • RoboCup Camp 2003, in Bremen, Germany, July 27th - August 6th, 2003
  • German Open 2004 in Paderborn, Germany, April 1st - 4th, 2004
  • RoboCup 2004, in Lisbon, Portugal, June 27th - July 5th, 2004
  • German Open 2005, in Paderborn, Germany April 8th - 10th, 2005
  • RoboCup 2005, in Osaka, Japan, July 13th - 19th, 2005
  • RoboCup Dutch Open, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, April 7th - 9th 2006
  • 1st Austrian RoboCup Workshop, Graz, Austria, May 23th, 2006
  • RoboCup 2006, Bremen, Germany, June 13th - 19th, 2006
  • RoboCup German Open 2007, Hannover, Germany, April 2007
  • 2nd Austrian RoboCup Workshop, Vienna, Austria, May 30th, 2007
  • RoboCup 2007, Atlanta, USA, July 2007