Carpe Noctem Cassel (RoboCup-Team)

Description

The Distributed Systems Research Group runs a team of autonomous soccer robots. These platforms are utilised in research and teaching and provides a perfect platform for areas like

  • Group Coordination (Intelligent Team Behavior, Task Allocation)
  • Sensor Fusion (Image Processing, World Model)
  • Localization and Navigation (Pathplanning)
  • Control (Motion)
  • Group Communication


The software architecture is designed for highly dynamic domains and is robust against unreliable communication and noisy sensor values. Furthmore, it is completly distributed, i.e., the framework is designed without any central coordination or similar single point of failures. The framework is written in C++ (Standard 2011).

We annually participate at international competitions and take part in the RoboCup community, e.g., by hosting international Workshops.

Industrial Applications

The developed software has proven to be adaptable to new domains like multi-robot exploration scenarios in lunar environments or cooperative autonomous driving and is also able to control other platforms like the Pioneer 3-AT, NAOs from Aldebaran, or the famous TurtleBot.

Teaching

 We hold the course Autonomous Mobile Robot each summer semester and the lab Kooperative verteilte Robotersysteme each winter semester. Furthermore, the course Teamarbeit is offered each semester. Corresponding master and bachelor seminar topics are also announced at the beginning of each semester.
For student projects, bachelor's and master's thesis contact Nugroho Fredivianus or Stephan Opfer. We are open for suggested topics and also provide a great variety of available topics related to hardware, electronics, and software.
However, everybody willing to actively participate in the team is welcome to join. We usually meet each wednesday at the students laboratoy of the distributed systems department (R 1411) for our weekly teammeeting at 16:00 o'clock. Please contact us, if you want to be sure, that a teammeeting takes place at a certain date.

Contact

Please do not hesitate to contact the staff members if you have questions or suggestions regarding the project:

Marie Ossenkopf
Stefan Jakob
Alexander Jahl

The team website for the Carpe Noctem Cassel RoboCup team is available at
www.uni-kassel.de/eecs/carpe-noctem-cassel