RoboCup The RoboCup Dutch Committee



What is RoboCup?

RoboCup is an international research and education initiative, attempting to foster Artificial Intelligence and Robotics research by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined, as well as being used for integrated project-oriented education.

For this purpose, RoboCup chose to use the soccer game as a primary domain, and organizes every year The Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences. Since 2000, the competitions include Search and Rescue robots as well.

In order for a robot team to actually perform a soccer game, various technologies must be incorporated, including: autonomous agents design principles, multi-agent collaboration, real-time planning and control, Robotics, and sensor-fusion.

The RoboCup Federation proposed the ultimate goal of the RoboCup Initiative to be stated as follows:


Photos: Tech United Eindhoven

"By 2050, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official FIFA rules, against the winner of the most recent World Cup of Human Soccer."

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  • Tech United is the 2016 champion of the MidSize Soccer League.
  • Team Delft wins the Amazon Picking Challenge.
  • 8 major teams and 2 junior teams are present at the championships in Leipzig.

    RoboCup European Open 2016

  • In 2016, the European RoboCup community will visited the Netherlands, March 30 - April 3 in Eindhoven.
  • Tech United Eindhoven won the 2nd prize in the Soccer Midsize League in Hefei, China
  • Tech United Eindhoven is the 2014 worldchampion in the Soccer Midsize League
  • The Amsterdam Oxford Joint Rescue Forces won the first prize in the Infrastructure competition of the Rescue Simulation League.
  • The Universiteit Maastricht is the 2013 worldchampion of the RoboCup@Work League
  • Tech United Eindhoven won the 2nd prize in the Soccer Midsize League in Eindhoven.

  • In 2013, the RoboCup community has visited the Netherlands, June 24-30 in Eindhoven.


The RoboCup Dutch Committee has the aim to promote the RoboCup initiative in the Netherlands.

The committee specific responsibilities are:

  1. Manage qualification for RoboCup leagues when slots are limited.
  2. Serve as a point of contact for local RoboCup events and RoboCup Opens.
  3. Promote RoboCup within the Netherlands.
  4. Maintain RoboCup standards for scientific research and education within the Netherlands and uphold the RoboCup mission of sharing advances through friendly competition.
  5. Maintain an English website to be linked to the main RoboCup website describing the RoboCup activities in the Netherlands.

The competitions we play in:

National Competitions
RoboCup Junior NL
First Lego League Benelux
European Events
RoboCup European Open
RoboCup German Open
Portuguese Robotics Open
Field Robot Event
World Events
RoboCup, Leipzig - Germany 2016
RoboCup, Hefei - China 2015
RoboCup, Joao Pessoa - Brazil 2014
RoboCup, Eindhoven 2013
RoboCup, Mexico 2012
Former Dutch Events
RoboCup European Open, Eindhoven 2016
RoboCup Dutch Open, Eindhoven 2012
Robo Ludens, Eindhoven 2006
RoboCup European Open, Amsterdam 2000






Mission Achievements Contact Dutch Robosoccer Teams