RoboCup 2023: Best Paper Award to Team SPQR from Sapienza University
“Football-playing robots often rely on coded behaviour that is not suited to different situations. In this article, we propose an approach based on temporal logic that allows robot behaviour and objectives to adapt to environmental semantics. In particular, we present a hierarchical representation of football in which robots select the level of operation based on the semantic characteristics perceived from the environment, dynamically modifying the set of rules and objectives that must be applied. This approach allows robots to operate in unstructured environments, just like when humans play football outside of an official pitch. Three cases in different scenarios are presented to prove the efficacy of the proposed approach.
With Play Everywhere: A Temporal Logic based Game Environment Independent Approach for Playing Soccer with Robots, Team SPQR won the Best Paper Award at the symposium held at the University of Bordeaux for RoboCup 2023 (July 4-10, 2023).
Team SPQR from the “Antonio Ruberti” Department for Information, Control, and Management Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome, coordinated by Daniele Nardi, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, participated in the Champions Cup of the RoboCup Standard Platform League Category, placing seventh in the quarter finals. For the first time, the competition involved teams of seven robots.
On the final day of RomeCup 2023, university students and researchers showcased the Nao Robot as forwards and defenders on a football pitch.