Turning Segways into Soccer Robots

Brett Browning, Jeremy Searock, Paul Rybski, and Manuela Veloso
Industrial Robot, Vol. 32, No. 2, January, 2005, pp. 149-156.


Download
  • Adobe portable document format (pdf) (738KB)
Copyright notice: This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. These works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.

Abstract
Purpose – To adapt the segway RMP, a dynamically balancing robot base, to build robots capable of playing soccer autonomously. Design/methodology/approach – Focuses on the electro-mechanical mechanisms required to make the Segway RMP autonomous, sensitive, and able to control a football. Findings – Finds that turning a Segway RMP into a soccer-playing robot requires a combined approach to the mechanics, electronics and software control. Research implications – Although software algorithms necessary for autonomous operation and infrastructure supplying logging and debugging facilities have been developed, the scenario of humans and robots playing soccer together has yet to be addressed. Practical implications – Turning the model into a soccer playing robot demonstrates the technique of combining mechanics, electronics and software control. Originality/value – Shows how the model as a base platform can be developed into a fully functional, autonomous, soccer-playing robot.

Keywords
Robotics, Design, Dynamics, Football

Notes
Sponsor: United States Army
Grant ID: Bingley, UK
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): MultiRobot Lab
Associated Project(s): Robotic Soccer and Mobile Autonomous Robot Software
Number of pages: 8

Text Reference
Brett Browning, Jeremy Searock, Paul Rybski, and Manuela Veloso, "Turning Segways into Soccer Robots," Industrial Robot, Vol. 32, No. 2, January, 2005, pp. 149-156.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Browning_2005_6615,
   author = "Brett Browning and Jeremy Searock and Paul Rybski and Manuela Veloso",
   title = "Turning Segways into Soccer Robots",
   journal = "Industrial Robot",
   pages = "149-156",
   publisher = "Emerald",
   address = "Bingley, UK ",
   month = "January",
   year = "2005",
   volume = "32",
   number = "2",
}