RoboCup IranOpen Background & History

RoboCup

RoboCup (Originally called as Robot World Cup Initiative) is an international research and education initiative. It is an attempt to foster AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a standard problem where 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 soccer game as a primary domain, and organizes RoboCup: (originally called "The Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences", now called "RoboCup World Championship and Conference"). In order for a robot team to actually perform a soccer game, various technologies must be incorporated including: design principles of autonomous agents, multi-agent collaboration, strategy acquisition, real-time reasoning, robotics, and sensor-fusion. RoboCup is a task for a team of multiple fast-moving robots under a dynamic nvironment. RoboCup also offers a software platform for research on the software aspects of RoboCup.
While soccer game is used as a standard problem where broad-range of efforts will be concentrated and integrated, competition is only a part of RoboCup activity. Current activities of the RoboCup consists of:
* Technical Conferences
* RoboCup International Competitions and Conferences
* RoboCup Challenge Programs
* Education Programs
* Infrastructure Development
Nevertheless, RoboCup World Championship and Conferences is the central pillar of our activity, where researchers can get together and evaluate research progress. Currently, RoboCup has four major domains:
* RoboCupSoccer
* RoboCupRescue
* RoboCup@Home
* RoboCup@Work
* RoboCup Junior

RoboCup IranOpen

Iranian teams have been an active participant of RoboCup events since 1998. The number of Iranian teams has been largely increasing over the past years. Thereby, the need to have a regional event seemed rather necessary. Furthermore, since the overall number of world interested teams in RoboCup has increased; regional events may and can be a proper field for RoboCup leagues Technical Committees to observe teams qualities for RoboCup World Competitions qualifications. IranOpen is a place for teams willing to take part in RoboCup World Competitions in order to show their qualities and standards. It is also a place for fresh teams to gain experience and become ready to join the world class teams.

RoboCup IranOpen 2016

RoboCup IranOpen 2016 will be held at Tehran International Fair in April ​04-08, 2016. RoboCup IranOpen 201​6 comprises 26 leagues.

RoboCup IranOpen 2015

RoboCup IranOpen 2015 was held at Tehran International Fair in April 06-10, 2015. RoboCup IranOpen 2015 hosted 301 teams from 11 countries competing in 26 leagues.

RoboCup IranOpen 2014

RoboCup IranOpen 2014 was held at Tehran International Fair in April 07-11, 2014. RoboCup IranOpen 2014 hosted 295 teams from 14 countries competing in 24 leagues.

RoboCup IranOpen 2013

RoboCup IranOpen 2013 was held at Tehran International Fair in April 03-07, 2013. RoboCup IranOpen 2013 hosted 301 teams from 13 countries competing in 25 leagues.

RoboCup IranOpen 2012

RoboCup IranOpen 2012 was held at Tehran International Fair in April 03-07, 2012. RoboCup IranOpen 2012 hosted 330 teams from 13 countries competing in 25 leagues.

RoboCup IranOpen 2011

RoboCup IranOpen 2011 was held at Tehran International Fair in April 05-09, 2011. RoboCup IranOpen 2011 hosted 340 teams from 13 countries within 22 leagues.

RoboCup IranOpen 2010

RoboCup IranOpen 2010 was held at Tehran International Fair in April 05-09, 2010. RoboCup IranOpen 2010 hosted 284 teams from 8 countries within 22 leagues.

RoboCup IranOpen 2009

RoboCup IranOpen 2009 was held at the main campus of Qazvin Azad University in April 04-06, 2009. RoboCup IranOpen 2009 hosted 280 teams from 5 countries within 18 leagues.

RoboCup IranOpen 2008

RoboCup IranOpen 2008 was held at the main campus of Qazvin Azad University in April 03-05, 2008. RoboCup IranOpen 2008 hosted 243 teams from 7 countries within 17 leagues.

RoboCup IranOpen 2007

RoboCup IranOpen 2007 was held at Tehran International Fair in April 05-07, 2007. RoboCup IranOpen 2007 hosted 236 teams from 6 countries within 15 leagues.

RoboCup IranOpen 2006

The first official RoboCup Open event in Iran was organized by Qazvin Azad University which was held at Tehran International Fair in April 07- 09, 2006. This event being the major Robotics event in Iral led to the formation of Iranian RoboCup National Committee in July 2006. RoboCup IranOpen 2006 hosted 116 teams from 5 countries within 7 leagues.