CMDragons, Carnegie Mellon's small-size league robot soccer team, finished second to a team from Thailand at RoboCup 2010 in Singapore. CMurfs, the CMU team of Nao humanoid robots competing in the standard platform league, finished fourth.
The CMU teams were among more than 500 teams with about 3,000 participants at the annual gathering, the world’s largest robotics and artificial intelligence event, www.RoboCup2010.org. RoboCup includes five different robot soccer leagues, as well as competitions for search-and-rescue robots, for assistive robots and for students up to age 19.
Members of CMDragons are Manuela Veloso, professor of computer science; Stefan Zickler, PhD in computer science; Joydeep Biswas, a Robotics Institute masters graduate and now a first-year PhD student in robotics, and computer science undergraduate Can Erdogan.
Members of CMurfs, in addition to Veloso, are Somchaya Liemhetcharat and Brian Coltin, both PhD students in robotics; Çetin Meriçli, a visiting scholar from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and Junyun Tay, a visiting scholar from the National University of Singapore