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:
* RoboCup Junior
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 2011
Qazvin Azad University has been approved by RoboCup Federation and Iranian RoboCup National Committee to organize RoboCup IranOpen 2011 competitions and symposium. This event will be held in Tehran from 5 - 9 April 2011.
RoboCup IranOpen 2010
RoboCup IranOpen 2010 was held in Tehran from 5 - 9 April 2010. RoboCup IranOpen 2010 hosted about 600 teams within 22 leagues.
RoboCup IranOpen 2009
RoboCup IranOpen 2009 was held at the main campus of Qazvin Azad University from 4 - 6 April 2009. RoboCup IranOpen 2009 hosted about 450 teams within 18 leagues.
RoboCup IranOpen 2008
RoboCup IranOpen 2008 was, for the first time, held at the main campus of Qazvin Azad University from 3 - 5 April 2008. RoboCup IranOpen 2008 hosted about 300 teams within 17 leagues.
RoboCup IranOpen 2007
RoboCup IranOpen 2007 was held at Tehran International Fair from 5 - 7 April 2007. RoboCup IranOpen 2007 hosted about 260 teams 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 from April 7 - 9 April 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 about 100 teams within 7 leagues.