RoboCup Standard Platform League is a soccer competition in which all participating teams use the same type of robot, the NAO robot developed by SoftBank Robotics. These robots play autonomously and each one makes their own independent decisions from the other robots, but they still have to play as a team communicating with each other.
The teams play on a field with green carpet, goals and white lines. There is no other type of visual references on the court, and the ball is black and white. These characteristics of the competition allow for a fairly good level of challenge, which allows the participating research groups to present new developments each year. This competition is part of the Abierto Mexicano de RoboCup.
To participate in the RoboCup Standard Platform League, you can register teams of up to 12 people with the right to place at the work table. Due to the level of difficulty of this competition, research groups are invited, including undergraduate, postgraduate, professors and researchers. There are no restrictions on who can participate.
Teachers who accompany the team and who wish to have a diploma that recognizes their participation in the event, but do not require them to be assigned to the team work table, may register as mentors. The registration cost of the mentors is the same as that of the contestants.
The RoboCup Standard Platform League competition is based on the official rules published for the RoboCup World Cup, which can be found at the following link:
Take into account that at this moment the international committee is in the process of reviewing the rules, so we recommend you check periodically to see if there are any updates. The pages of the international committee are:
Also, you should keep in mind that the RoboCup Humanoid KidSize and RoboCup SPL categories in the TMR2018 will share a single court. The court is designed to resemble the specifications of RoboCup SPL, both in the design of the white lines and in the length of the artificial grass (10mm instead of 30mm).