Aachen Team Wins RoboCup Logistics League
The "Carologistics" succeded in the final of the RoboCup Logistics League in Magdeburg: the joint team of RWTH and FH Aachen beat the reigning world champion, TU Munich's "BendingUnits," 81-40.
The Aachen team consisted of staff from the IMA/ZLW & IfU institute cluster headed by Professor Sabrina Jeschke and the Knowledge-Based Systems Group at the Chair of Information Systems headed by Professor Gerhard Lakemeyer. FH Aachen was represented by staff from Professor Alexander Ferrein’s working group at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
The task of the RoboCup competition was to implement and optimize the logistics processes from an industrial production scenario using autonomously acting mobile robots. Thus, the participants had to solve both classic mobile robotics problems such as localization, navigation, and computer vision, as well as general planning and cooperative tasks.
The winning team now plans also to compete in the World Championships, scheduled to take place from Juli 21 to 24 in João Pessoa, Brasil, hoping to be able to achieve a similar success.