[robocup-msrs] MSRS Competition in Robocup 2008

Pooyan Fazli pooyanf at cs.ubc.ca
Sat Jan 26 18:28:20 EST 2008

I sent such an email to the chairs of the competitions about two weeks ago
and this was the answer:

   "Thanks for your attention to the event and MSRS league! We are
discussing the
    issues. The RCF, Microsoft, and the LOC are all active and positive to
held this
    league at RoboCup 08, Suzhou. We will send message once we settle the

As Tandy mentioned I also encourage the other members to send separate notes
to the organizing committee.


On Jan 26, 2008 12:38 PM, Tandy Trower <tandyt at exchange.microsoft.com>

>  PS…If you want to see a MSRS based sim competition at RoboCup 2008,
> please send a personal note to the official international organizing
> committee. If there is strong grassroots interest, this will have a good
> influence with the organizing board and trustees as they want to ensure that
> RoboCup is addressing the interests of the participants. We are preparing to
> offer another sponsored competition, but the final decision lies in the
> organizers of RoboCup.
> Thanks!
> *From:* Kyle Johns
> *Sent:* Friday, January 25, 2008 1:36 PM
> *To:* pooyan.fazli at gmail.com; Pooyan Fazli; Feng Wu;
> robocup-msrs at cc.gatech.edu; Joao Oliveira
> *Cc:* George Chrysanthakopoulos; Tandy Trower
> *Subject:* MSRS Competition in Robocup 2008
> I've received a few emails recently asking about a Microsoft Robotics
> Studio competition in Robocup 2008.  I would like to be able to tell you
> definitely whether there will be a competition or not but it is still not
> decided.  We have expressed an interest in running another simulation
> competition but we must be approved/invited to participate by the United
> States Robocup Trustees and that hasn't happened yet.
> I'll let you know when we can provide a definite answer but for the time
> being, no-one should assume that there will be an MSRS-sponsored simulation
> competition at Robocup 2008.
> -Kyle Johns


Pooyan Fazli,
PhD Student,
Department of Computer Science,     Phone:  +1 (778) 883-1360
University of British Columbia,           pooyanf at cs.ubc.ca
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4
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