University of Twente Student Theses


Strategy for a robot soccer team - Let’s play robot soccer -

Heddema, R.R. (2007) Strategy for a robot soccer team - Let’s play robot soccer -.

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Abstract:Vital for the success of the robot soccer system is a streamlined strategy. Robot soccer strategy is a form of decision making for robots. On the soccer pitch, robots, divided in two teams, interact with each other and a ball, each trying to win a soccer match. In a streamlined strategy, robots in the same team try to maximize the scoring opportunities for their team and minimize the scoring opportunities of the opponent by means of strategic plans. Already for robot soccer, strategy research has been directed towards the use of weighted linear functions. However, for creating and adapting strategies, the use of a weighted linear function seems to be complex. This thesis presents a different direction in strategy design. This uses finite state machines (FSM) to create directed positioning for the robots. The transitions of the state machines consist of guarded plans, where the guards are based on existing observations. Observations represent expert knowledge about situation on the robot soccer pitch and plans represent expert knowledge about the strategic means for the robots. In the FSM approach, strategies are represented explicitly by assigning roles to robots and modeling the desired behavior for each role with an FSM. Two of such strategies are given, namely the “2-2 formation” and “1-3 formation with rotational tactic”.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
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