Beijing, 2nd July 2018, (BISTU)— The 22nd World Robot Football Competition (RoboCup 2018), held in Montreal of Canada, successfully completes the games run from 19th to 22nd June. It attracts over 4,000 student contestants from 39 countries. Representing China, BISTU Water finally wins bronze medal of medium-size group. I-Kid from School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering attends small-sized humanoid group and produce a record high achievement of listing top eight in the group and top four for technology challenge.
According to Wang Xueyan, supervisor of Water, Water finally enters semi-finals after a three-day round robin and fights Portuguese team. Owing to excellent defense and outstanding performances of goal keepers of both teams, neither has the chance of scoring a goal. In extra time the draw remains. In penalty kicks, the first round sees five players of each team score goals. In the second round, two of Water’s five penalties are saved by Portuguese goalkeeper whose team make four successive goals. Regrettably BISTU loses to Portuguese team with 8:9— missing the chance of fighting in finals. In addition, all students attend symposium held by organizing committee and exchange ideas with players from other countries on relating issues.
According to supervisor of I-Kid, the team finally enters eight-finals as top 2 of the group, though in group contest it fights against previous world champion Rhoban Football Club and RoboFEI-HT from Brazil. In the eight-finals, I-Kid loses to Iran’s MRL-HSL. In technology challenge, facing changed rules and judge standard, team players remain clan to adjust strategies in a timely manner. In the end the team produces outstanding performance and ranks the fourth.
RoboCup is the leading international contest for football robots and it sets five categories, i.e., simulation, small-sized, medium-sized, standard platform, and humanoid groups.