[robocup-msrs] MSRS Competition in Robocup 2008

Kyle Johns kylej at microsoft.com
Fri May 9 18:36:05 EDT 2008

I'm happy to announce that the software to support an MSRS simulation competition for RoboCup 2008 is now available. This year we will be using a model of the Nao robot provided by Aldebaran.  Each team consists of four of these nice biped robots as shown in the following blog post:


Robotics Studio 1.5 and the updated soccer package are available from Microsoft while the Simulated Nao package is available from Aldebaran at

Those of you with experience programming the Robudog last year will enjoy the updated environment and the ability to control a biped rather than a quadruped. Aldebaran has done a very nice job with their simulation model.

A Request for Participation (RFP) will be sent out soon with more details on how to register for the actual competition but you can download the software and begin implementing your soccer player services immediately.

To run the full soccer competition simulation, you will need a fairly powerful graphics card. The readme for the Aldebaran package has instructions on how to run the simulation on machines with less-powerful graphics cards.

Now, the software is ready, they just have to find a place to hold RoboCup.


From: Kyle Johns
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 5:56 PM
To: pooyan.fazli at gmail.com; Pooyan Fazli; Feng Wu; robocup-msrs at cc.gatech.edu; Joao Oliveira
Subject: MSRS Competition in Robocup 2008

We'll be making an announcement in the next week or so about a Microsoft Robotics Studio simulation competition for Robocup 2008.


From: robocup-msrs-bounces at cc.gatech.edu [mailto:robocup-msrs-bounces at cc.gatech.edu] On Behalf Of 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: Tandy Trower
Subject: [robocup-msrs] 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

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