RoboCup 2016, Leipzig/Germany. From left to right: Steffen Kaden, Benjamin Schlotter, Thomas Krause, Peter Woltersdorf, Heinrich Mellmann, Robert Martin, Philipp Strobel. (Claas is not in the image, because he was already on his way to Cancun to a Conference when the picture was taken :)
Our Team at the RoboCup 2015, Hefei/China. From left to right: Christian Blum, Steffen Kaden, Heinrich Mellmann, Thomas Krause, Claas-Norman Ritter.
Robot-Soccer is a big challenge for both, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. It provides a test area for the state of the art in technology and science. Success in this area may yield solutions to problems in a variety of fields. The idea of Robot-Soccer also provides good starting points for education and practical training of students at the university. More about robot soccer (in German)