Call for Participation

                RoboCup 2011 Humanoid League

             July 5-11, 2010 (Istanbul, Turkey)

The interested team must provide the following qualification material
for evaluation to the technical committee of the humanoid robot league.

1) Team Data
         - team name
         - www home page of the team
         - name of team leader or team contact person
         - e-mail address of team leader or contact person
         - postal address of the team, team leader or contact person
         - competition class: kid or teen or adult size

Please note that teams applying for participation in several classes
must submit individual application material for each class and pay the
appropriate registration fee for each class.

2) Robot Video
One video of a demonstration of sufficient skills of your team's
autonomous, soccer playing humanoid robots.

Namely the following, basic skills must be demonstrated in the video:
         - localization of unknown ball position,
         - walking ability towards the ball,
         - robot positioning at the ball for kicking,
         - kicking the ball towards the goal,
         - ability of getting up autonomously from a fall.

Instead of isolated demonstration of the basic skills, they should
be included in a demonstration of your robot(s) playing soccer

The one qualification video must be supplied as a link to it at YouTube.
The maximum duration of the video is 10 minutes.

No video means no qualification.

3) Team Description Paper
A team description paper (TDP) must be submitted which fully describes
your humanoid robot system, your research interests
and a summary of previous relevant achievements in research
and development as well as publications.

The TDP must be concise and is limited to 8 pages maximum.

The TDP must be according to the LNCS format which can be downloaded from

The paper must be submitted in PDF format.

The quality of the TDP and the robot video will be decisive for

4) Robot Specification
A one-page specification (PDF) for each different type of
humanoid robot used by the team that includes the followings:
– Robot picture
– Robot name
– Height of the robot
– Weight of the robot
– Walking speed
– Number of degrees of freedom
– Type of motors
– Type of sensors used (incl. type of camera(s))
– Computing unit(s)
– Other specs

5) Online Submission
All qualification material must be submitted online at

(The application page will open before January 2011.)

6) Deadline
Deadline for submission: *** January 28, 2011 ***

Announcement of qualified teams: February 18, 2011

7) Publication
Please note that after the announcement of the qualified teams
the qualification material of the qualified teams will be made
publicly available. Teams applying for participation therefore
grant the right of publication of their qualification material
to the humanoid league.

8) Rules
The rules of the RoboCup 2011 Humanoid League are discussed at

and will be published at

With best regards,

Technical and Organization Committees
of RoboCup Humanoid League 2011

Special thanks go to Thomas Roefer and Tim Laurinat from DFKI Bremen
for their support of the HL submission and web page.