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United Robotics Group at RoboCup 2024 in Eindhoven

28 jun 2024
Explore Our Workshops at RoboCup

Join us at the Worldwide RoboCup event from July 17th to 21st, 2024, hosted by Eindhoven University of Technology at Genneper Parken. This exciting event brings together robotics enthusiasts, researchers, and students from around the globe to showcase the latest advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence. 

Our Participation 

As every year, United Robotics Group is proud to support the RoboCup Major SPL soccer teams with our renowned NAO Clinic, ensuring the robots are in top condition for the competitions. Our booth will feature a range of interactive demos, including: 

  • NAO Demos: Witness the capabilities of our NAO robots in action. 
  • Interactive Robotics: Experience hands-on activities similar to those at RoboCup Junior, including the NAO Maze and interactive robotic demonstrations. 

Visit Our Booth 

Location: Tentencomplex A,

At our booth, we will present a variety of products and solutions designed for education and research, including: 

  • Pepper & NAO Robots: Explore the latest in humanoid robotics. 
  • Plato: Discover how our service cobot supports hospitality staff. 
  • uLink: Learn about our versatile robotic platform for smart mobility. 
  • RB-KAIROS+ Mobile Manipulator and RB VOGUI Mobile Robot: See cutting-edge robotics in action. 
  • NAO Maze: Watch NAO navigate through a maze using advanced ArUco marker detection technology. 
  • Pepper GPT: Interact with Pepper integrated with ChatGPT for an engaging conversational experience. 
  • Inrobics: Experience how NAO revolutionizes physical therapy with Inrobics. 
  • Jupiter AI Package NAO: Learn how educators can use NAO with Jupyter Notebook for interactive learning experiences. 

Special Activities 

  • NAO Challenge Italy: Meet the winning team from NAO Challenge Italy, invited to present their work during our booth event on July 19th. 
  • Interactive Workshops: Participate in our workshops with NAO for secondary students on July 19th and 20th. 

Why Attend RoboCup? 

RoboCup is not just a competition but a celebration of innovation and technology. It features a wide range of categories including RoboCup Soccer, RoboCup Rescue, RoboCup@Home, and RoboCup Industrial, showcasing the vast applications of robotics from domestic assistance to industrial environments. The event highlights the latest advancements in autonomous robotics and AI, fostering collaboration and innovation in these fields. 

By attending RoboCup, you'll: 

  • Advance Research and Innovation: Witness the cutting-edge developments in robotics and AI. 
  • Promote STEM Education: Inspire the next generation of engineers and researchers through RoboCup Junior competitions. 
  • Engage with the Community: Participate in interactive sessions, workshops, and demos that demystify robotics and AI. 

1-Innovation and Technology 

Innovation and technology are at the heart of RoboCup, demonstrating remarkable advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence: 

  • Competition Categories: RoboCup offers a diversity of competition categories such as RoboCup Soccer, RoboCup Rescue, RoboCup@Home, and RoboCup Industrial. These categories highlight the breadth of robotic applications, from domestic assistance to industrial environments. Each category provides a unique experimental ground, allowing participants to tackle specific challenges and develop innovative solutions in their respective fields.
  • Cutting-edge Technology: RoboCup showcases the use of cutting-edge technologies, including autonomous robots. Humanoid robots in the soccer league illustrate the sophistication of robotics by mimicking human movements and interactions. Additionally, rescue robots operate autonomously or semi-autonomously, demonstrating their ability to intervene in dangerous situations and save lives. These examples underscore the ingenuity and power of the robotic technologies developed within the RoboCup framework. 

2-Impact and Recognition:

  • Advancement of Research and Innovation: RoboCup offers a unique platform for researchers and developers worldwide to present and test their advancements in robotics and AI. This competition stimulates international collaboration and fosters progress in these fields.
  • Promotion of STEM Education: By emphasizing youth participation through RoboCup Junior competitions, the event inspires and motivates students to engage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This contributes to training the next generation of researchers and engineers.
  • Public Awareness: Media coverage of RoboCup draws public attention to advancements in robotics and AI. This helps demystify these technologies, making them more accessible and understandable to a wide audience.
  • Social and Economic Impacts: Technologies developed and tested within RoboCup can significantly impact society and the economy. For instance, advancements in rescue robotics can save lives during natural disasters, while progress in domestic robotics can improve individuals' quality of life.
  • International Collaboration: RoboCup promotes cooperation and idea exchange among teams and researchers worldwide. This creates a global network of collaboration that helps solve complex problems by mobilizing a diversity of perspectives and expertise. 


3-Education and Opportunities for Youth 

Education and opportunities for youth are central to RoboCup, offering an inspiring and stimulating environment for future generations: 

  • Training and Inspiration: RoboCup provides an educational platform where young people can develop their skills in robotics and AI. This event acts as a catalyst to inspire future engineers and researchers by offering unique learning and exploration opportunities in a dynamic and innovative context. 
  • Junior Competitions: RoboCup Junior competitions are designed to encourage youth participation and foster their personal and professional development. With categories such as soccer, rescue, and on-stage performances, young participants gain valuable practical experience while developing creativity, teamwork, and technical skills in a competitive yet supportive environment. 

4-Experience and Engagement 

The experience and engagement of visitors at RoboCup are essential for sharing robotics knowledge and sparking public interest: 

  • Number of Visitors: RoboCup attracts thousands of visitors annually, including students, teachers, professionals, and the general public. This diverse attendance underscores the event's importance as a meeting and exchange point for the robotics community, promoting the dissemination of knowledge and technological advancements in the field.
  • Community Engagement: To actively involve visitors, RoboCup offers a variety of activities such as workshops, demonstrations, and interactive sessions. These initiatives aim to raise awareness of robotic and AI technologies by providing a practical and immersive experience. This not only demystifies these technologies but also sparks interest and curiosity about their potential and applications in everyday life and various fields of activity. 

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