The original SimuroSot includes Middle Size and Large Size categories. Their main objective is to allow researchers to develop control algorithms and team strategies without the need for complex and costly hardware setup. Teams are encouraged to use the simulation platform for the evaluation of their algorithms and eventually to participate in the Middle League MiroSOT which is exposed to real-world conditions.
As time passed, the FIRA robot soccer has grown from MiroSot to many new categories, such as HuroCup、 RoboSot and AndroSot. And nowadays, the main flag game has changed from car-like MiroSot to human-like HuroCup. And this year, A totally new FIRA Air was also proposed.
So to follow this change and also broaden the game range, the SimuroSot committee would like to add some new categories. In order to promote the game, a 10-year milestone for SimuroSot is proposed as follows:
2017~2020: Based on ROS and Gazebo, a simulation of the TurtleBot would be used to develop some new category, and the rules would be similar to RoboSot. At the beginning, the RoboSot Game & a Challenge would be applied. And to make the simulation more real profit, a competition for transferring the algorithm to real-world robot would also be conducted. And hopefully, a standard robot such as TurtleBot or some other similar will be applied to do it in real.
2021~2026: Based on ROS and Gazebo, a simulation of the Thormang or Atlas would be used to develop some new category, and the rules would be similar to HuroSot. And to make the simulation more real, a transfer of the algorithm to real-world Robot would also be conducted.