Aims: • Promotion of robots in entertainment, leisure and hobby especially robot soccer.
Tools: - Organisation of the European Championchip annually (e.g. 2002 Austria) - Organisation of national and international Exhibition games - Organisation of invited sessions on national and international scientific events - Initiation of common research projects - Publishing of an INTERNET newsletter twice a year - Homepage
Topics: - Autonomous mobile robots (MAS) - Cooperation - Path planning in an unknown environment - Swarms - Adoption and learning - Use of incomplete and contradictionary informations - Smart sensors - Sensor fusion - Educational aspects - Changing roles in a team (flexibility)
Structure: - President: P. Kopacek - Vice Presidents: B. Reusch (GER), P. Robinson (UK), J. Sa da Costa (PT) - Secretary: M.W.Han (KOR/AUT) - Secretariat: IHRT - VUT
Meetings: At least one annual meeting - usually during the European Championchip. Other business will be done by e-mail
Aims: • Promotion of robots in entertainment/education, leisure and hobby especially soccer robot • Contribution to realizing and extending robot technology (RT)
Tools: - Organization of the Asian Championship - Organization of national and international conference and exhibition robots - Organization of national and asian scientific events including exhibition games - Publishing of an INTERNET newsletter twice a year - Homepage
Topics: - Autonomous mobile robots (MAS) - Multiple-robotic system - Multi-agent systems - Adoption and learning - Smart sensors - Sensor fusion - Educational aspects - Changing roles in a team (flexibility) - Artificial life - Machine vision for robot intelligence - Micro and Nano robots