World Champ Robots of Near East University have been qualified to participate in RoboCup 2019 (Robotic Soccer World Cup) by Passing the Pre-selections

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Added On: 28 March 2019, Thursday, 14:15
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World Champ Robots of Near East University have been qualified to participate in RoboCup 2019 (Robotic Soccer World Cup) by Passing the Pre-selections

RoboCup, which is known as the most prestigious competition for intelligent robots and considered as the world cup of robotic soccer, will be held in Sydney-Australia. Over 100 robotic soccer teams from around the world will compete across the leagues. NEUIslanders, Near East University’s robots that powered by artificial intelligence, and the champ of RoboCup 2018, will participate in RoboCup 2019 and compete to rank the top in the league in which there will be 24 robotic soccer teams.

NEUIslanders has participated in all RoboCup Championships that held annually since 2012. Up to now, NEUIslanders has waved the flag of TRNC proudly in Mexico, Brazil, China, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan and Canada. For the 8th time, NEUIslanders will wave the flag of TRNC proudly at RoboCup 2019 in Sydney.

The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that NEUIslanders, the artificial intelligence powered robotic soccer team of Near East University, the champ of RoboCup 2018 in Canada, will participate in RobuCup 2019 and compete to maintain its championship.

RoboCup 2019 will be held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney_Australia on 1-8 July. RoboCup 2019 will be the scene of a fiercely competition with the participation of the robotic soccer teams of the world’s best technology and engineering universities.

The Algorithms and Communication Systems of the Robots have been developed… The Overriding Aim is to Maintain the World Champion Title.
Underlining their determination to be the best of the best, Gökhan Bürge, the new member of the team, indicated that they took into consideration the robotic problems detected by the teammates. “We have created an intermediate generation robot not only by producing solutions for problems that experienced in the previous years and new problems that might be encountered but also by strengthening the mechanical structure of NEUIslanders robotic soccer team, which will play with more aggressive tactics in RoboCup 2019”.

The accuracy rate of passing or shooting the ball to the target has been increased from 40% to 80% by developing novel algorithms and systems. By renewing the communication system of the robots, more and twice faster communication with the robots during the game was provided. The system also empowers the performance of the robots and enables them to decide and make their next moves faster during the game. Having being equipped with the capacity of moving in all directions faster, the robots will be able to drive the ball to the goal more easily without losing time. NEUIslanders, which will play with more aggressive tactics and full pitch press, wants to achieve the championship in RoboCup 2019, which is considered as one of the most prestigious scientific competition in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence. Gökhan Bürge stated that they made their preparations in the best way to maintain the champion title of the team in RoboCup 2019 in Sydney.

Nurullah Akay and Ersin Ataç, two members of the robotic soccer team of Near East University, will take part in the Technical Organization Committee consisting of six members that assigned by the RoboCup Federation.

Matches can be watched two hours a week…
The NEUIslanders, the winner of the Robotic Soccer World Cup in 2018 (RoboCup 2018), continues the training matches till July at the Robotics Laboratory located at the Innovation and Information Technologies Center of Near East University. The training matches are open to public and students every Friday from 15:00 to 17:00.