3D Simulation League (Robocup)
The 3D Simulation competition increases the realism of the simulated environment used in the 2D Simulation League by adding an extra dimension and more complex physics. The virtual robot used in the 3D simulator is based on the Nao humanoid robot from Aldebaran robotics, the robot that is used in the Standard Platform League since 2008.
Using the same model for the simulation competitions represents a great opportunity for researchers wanting to test their algorithms and ideas before trying them into the real robots. A match is played by two teams of eleven players and consists of two halves of five minutes each.
Miguel Abreu, FEUP
David Simões, UA