RoboCup-2000: The Fourth Robotic Soccer World Championships (2001)
Peter Stone and Minoru Asada and Tucker Balch and Raffaelo D'Andrea and Masahiro Fujita and Bernhard Hengst and Gerhard Kraetzschmar and Pedro Lima and Nuno Lau and Henrik Lund and Daniel Polani and Paul Scerri and Satoshi Tadokoro and Thilo Weigel and Gordon Wyeth
The Fourth Robotic Soccer World Championships was held from August 27th to September 3rd, 2000, at the Melbourne Exhibition Center in Melbourne, Australia. In total, 83 teams, consisting of about 500 people, participated in RoboCup-2000 and about 5, 000 spectators watched the events. RoboCup-2000 showed dramatic improvement over past years in each of the existing robotic soccer leagues (legged, small-size, mid-size, and simulation), while introducing RoboCup Jr. competitions and RoboCup Rescue and Humanoid demonstration events. The RoboCup Workshop, held in conjunction with the championships, provided a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences among the different leagues. This article summarizes the advances seen at RoboCup-2000, including reports from the championship teams and overviews of all the RoboCup events.
AI Magazine, 22(1), 2001.

Daniel Polani Postdoctoral Alumni d polani [at] herts ac uk
Peter Stone pstone [at] cs utexas edu