In the Middle size league, two teams of up to 5 robots play soccer on an 18x12 meter indoor field. Each robot is equipped with sensors and an on-board computer to analyze the current game situation and successfully play soccer.

Through wireless communication they can establish inter-team cooperation and receive all referee commands. But no external intervention by humans is allowed, except substitutions.

In recent years research made good progress. Until 2007, the robots were only able to distinguish their own goal from the opponent goal by the goal color (the goals were colored yellow and blue respectively). Since the RoboCup 2008 tournament all teams were able to play with net goals only. The ball is the only item that is still color-marked. The color of the ball is decided by the technical committee and is announced sometime before the competitions.

Changes in the tournaments regulation like this will bring us eventually to the overall RoboCup goal:

By the year 2050,
develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots
that can win against the human world soccer champion team.


The Iran Open 2016 Middle size league's rules are based on the recent Robocup rules modifications.(Version 17.2)
Rules and Regulations for the Middle Size League 2016:

You can also have a look at the differences between 2014 and 2015 rules at

League Chairs:

Majid Gholipour

Qazvin Islamic Azad University


Technical committee members

-  Ahmad Karambakhsh - Qazvin Islamic Azad University 

-  Hamed RasamFard - Qazvin Islamic Azad University

 - ُSeyed Ehsan Marjani Bajestani -  Qazvin Islamic Azad University



November 28, 201​5 - ​January 2​1, 2016

Qualification Process

January ​22, 201​6 - ​February 19, 2016

Early Registration

February 20, 2016 - ​March11, 2016

Late Registration

March12 - 29, 2016

Teams Setup (close to public)

April 0​4 - 05, 2016

Competitions (open to public)

April 0​6 - 08, 2016

Qualified Teams

  Team Name Team Leader Affiliation Country
1 mrl Ahmad Karambakhsh Qazvin Islamic Azad University Iran

Pre-Registered Teams

  Team Name Team Leader Affiliation Country
1 دست آهنی حامد سیفی ندارد Iran
2 mrl Ahmad Karambakhsh Qazvin Islamic Azad University Iran


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