1998 FIRA Robot World Cup France was held in Paris along with 1998 FIFA World Cup France.
Genearl Chair was Dr. Dominique Duhaut.
Period June 29 – July 3, 1998 June 29-30, 1998: FIRA Workshop. July 01-03, 1998: Competitions and benchmark problems.
Venues La cite des Sciences et de I’Industrie, Paris, France
Competition Categories Three categories of competitions was held: MiroSot, S-MiroSot, NaroSot and S-KheperaSot.
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Japan, Korea, Rumania, Singapore, Spain, U.K., U.S.A., and etc.
MiroSot: 18 teams S-MiroSot (Single MiroSot): 16 teams NaroSot: 2 teams S-KheperaSot: 2 teams
June 30: Reception (Rule Meeting, Discussion and Team Grouping) July 1: Opening Ceremony July 3: FIRA MiroSot final game Closing ceremony (prize distribution) Banquet
The FIRA American, South American, European and Asia-Pacific Regional Championships was held prior to the same.
Schedules of FIRA Regional Championships
• FIRA American Cup: May 9-14, 1998, in conjunction with the World Automation Congress (WAC’98), Anchorage, Alaska Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://ace.unm.edu/wac98/waccup • FIRA South American Cup: May 20-21, 1998, CTI, Campinas, Brazil Contact: email@example.com. • FIRA European Cup: April 25-26, 1998, Technical University of Vienna, Austria Contact: Kopacek@ihrt1.ihrt.tuwien.ac.at. • FIRA Asia-Pacific Cup: June 6-8, 1998, KAIST, Korea Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The results of FIRA Regional Championships’98
[FIRA European Championship] 1. Steam Engines: Switzerland 2. AUSTRO: Austria 3. ROGI II: Spain [FIRA North America Championship] 1. MIRO II: KAIST, Korea 2. Auusie Bandicooots: Australia 3. SMART: UNM, U.S.A. [FIRA South American Championship] 1. BRAVO: CTI, Campinas 2. UNESP: Sao Paulo 3. SAMBA: UFMG, Belo Horezonte [Asia Pacific Championship]
FIRA Benchmark Problems
A series of benchmark problems was considered for the FIRA Robot World Cup France'98 event, suggested by Peppluis Rosa and formulated by Jeffery Johnson. The benchmark problems included:
1. Fundamental Motion of Robot Football, to gauge how well robots move from one position to another, 2. Ball Striking Task, to move the robot from a position to strike a stationary ball, 3. Ball-passing Task, to strike a stationary ball and to pass it to another robot, 4. Moving Ball-striking Task, to strike a moving ball and to make it to move through a defined point, 5. Passing a Moving Ball, to strike a moving ball and to pass it to another and, 6. Dribbling the Ball Through Obstacles, to push the ball through a series of obstacles.
The benchmark problems gave an arena for researchers to implement the state of the art developments in related areas of technology and to test them on a competitive platform.
Workshop and Paper Submission
All participants were requested to submit and present papers on their robots and schemes followed. Scientists and technologists involved in related areas are also encouraged to submit technical papers for the associated workshop on May 29th and 30th. No restrictions on the qualifications of the participants was imposed.
Early registration: 20th January 1998. Extended abstract: 1st March 1998. Intimation of acceptance: 31st March 1998. Camera-ready manuscript: 15th May, 1998.
[MiroSot] 1. The Keys, (Human Interface Inc., Korea) 2. Guarana, (Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil) 3. Eliza (Korea Univ., Korea)
[S-MiroSot] 1. The Keys, (Human Interface Inc., Korea) 2. SOTY III (KAIST, Korea) 3. Ball Breaker (POSTECH, Korea)
[NaroSot] 1. MIRO III (KAIST, Korea) 2. SOTY III (KAIST, Korea)
[S-KheperaSot] 1. STATIC (Univ. of Aarhus, Denmark) 2. WAYNE (Wayne State Univ., U.S.A.)
G.A.Bekey, J.L.Casti, L.Fogel, P. Kopacek, A.C.Sanderson, T.J.Tarn
A.Elfes, T. Fukuda, S. Hsia, M. Jamshidi, C.S.G. Lee
Executive Vice Presidents:
R.Filho, J. Ll de la Rosa, M.A.Soderstrand, R.Stonier
J. Chen, M.J. Chung, P. Dario, D. Duhaut, F.C. A. Groen, J. Johnson, B.K. Kim, K.R. Kozlowski, J.-J. Lee, J.-S. Lee, S.H. Lee, R. Murphy, J.-H. Oh, S. Payandeh, R. Sargent, M. Sugisaka, B.C. Toledo, A.Topalov, J. Wang, X. Yao