General Info & Rules of SSL
Robocup is a competition domain designed to advance robotics and AI research through a friendly competition. Small Size robot soccer is one of the RoboCup league divisions. Small Size robot soccer, or F 180 as it is otherwise known, focuses on the problem of intelligent multi-agent cooperation and control in a highly dynamic environment with a hybrid centralized/distributed system.
A Small Size robot soccer game takes place between two teams of six robots each. Each robot must conform to the dimensions as specified in the F 180 rules: The robot must fit within an 180mm diameter circle and must be no higher than 150mm.
The robots play soccer with an orange golf ball on a green carpeted field that is 9m long by 6m wide.
All objects on the field are tracked by a standardized vision system that processes the data provided by four cameras that are attached to a camera bar located 4m above the playing surface. The vision system is called SSL-Vision is an open source project maintained by the league's community.