5th International School for
Humanoid Soccer Robots 1, 2 & 3 december 2017

CAP SCIENCES - Hangar 20, Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux - France

The development of humanoid robots able to play soccer is a fundamental challenge problem for robotics and AI. Since the start of the humanoid league in 2002, there have been lots of improvements in humanoid soccer robots hardware and software. This is partially due to the introduction of standard and competitions for complex simulated robots (3D Simulation). In order to have a long term goal in the learning aspects of humanoid robotics, it has been started to organize International School on Humanoid Soccer Robots in different part of the world. The objective of these schools are to give students deep insights into the currently leading approaches in the field of humanoid soccer robots. By defining, International School on Humanoid Soccer Robots, humanoid league is planning to define a project to promote the RoboCup Community.


The workshop will take place in the facilities of Cap Sciences, which is a cultural center located on the Bordeaux quay:
Cap sciences, Hangar 20
Quai de Bacalan
33300 Bordeaux


Friday - 2017/12/01
  • 9h / Coffee/welcome
  • 9h → 12h / Working on robots!
  • 14h → 18h / Working on robots and Presentations session#1
  • 18h / Cocktail with local companies
Saturday - 2017/12/02
  • 9h / Coffee/welcome
  • 9h → 16h / Working on robots!
  • 14h → 18h / Working on robots and Presentations session#2
  • 18h / Visit of the Coutet Saint-Emilion Vine Castle, designing and using autonomous robots for weeding (Vitirover project), +dinner on the spot
Sunday - 2017/12/03
  • 9h / Coffee/welcome
  • 9h → 16h / Working on robots!
  • 16h / Packing and leaving


Session #1 (Friday)

  • Jacky Baltes - Linear Inverted Pendulum Dynamics and Passive Walking
  • Marc Bestmann - ROS Standards for Humanoid Soccer Robots
  • Grégoire Passault - Software Architecture and Workflow in the Rhoban Team
  • Steve N'Guyen, Rémi Fabre & Antoine Pirrone - Deep Neural Network Vision for Humanoid Soccer in Kid Size League
  • Marc Bestmann - Imagetagger: An Open Source Online Platform for Collaborative Image Labeling
  • Sander van Dijk - Empowerment, an information theoretical notion for self-motivated behaviour

Session #2 (Saturday)

  • Matthieu Lapeyre - Luos: the robot engine
  • Olivier Stasse Using a Memory of Motion to Efficiently Warm-Start a Nonlinear Predictive Controller
  • Philipp Schlehuber Achieving better performances with servo-motors
  • Grégoire Passault - Low Cost Open Source Pressure Sensors for Humanoid Robots
  • Ludovic Hofer & Grégoire Passault - Problem Approximation for Efficient Decision-Making in Humanoid Soccer Games


Feel free to ask any questions about the local organization to:

Organization commitee:

  • Jacky Baltes - National Taiwan Normal University
  • Reinhard Gerndt - Ostfalia university
  • Olivier Ly – Bordeaux University
  • Grégoire Passault - Bordeaux University
  • Soroush Sadeghnejad – Amirkabir University of Technology
  • Kuo-Yang Tu - National Kaohsiung First University of Science & Technology
  • Sander van Dijk - University of Hertfordshire