TRACKIES: RoboCup-97 Middle-Size League World Cochampion

  • Minoru Asada
  • Sho'ji Suzuki
  • Yasutake Takahashi
  • Eiji Uchibe
  • Masateru Nakamura
  • Chizuko Mishima
  • Hiroshi Ishizuka
  • Tatsunori Kato


This article describes a milestone in our research efforts toward the real robot competition in RoboCup. We participated in the middle-size league at RoboCup-97, held in conjunction with the Fifteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Nagoya, Japan. The most significant features of our team, TRACKIES, are the application of a reinforcement learning method enhanced for real robot applications and the use of an omnidirectional vision system for our goalie that can capture a 360-degree view at any instant in time. The method and the system used are shown with competition results.
How to Cite
Asada, M., Suzuki, S., Takahashi, Y., Uchibe, E., Nakamura, M., Mishima, C., Ishizuka, H., & Kato, T. (1998). TRACKIES: RoboCup-97 Middle-Size League World Cochampion. AI Magazine, 19(3), 71.