Modelling and Optimisation of a RoboCup MSL Coilgun

  • Valentin GiesEmail author
  • Thierry Soriano
  • Christopher Albert
  • Nicolas Prouteau
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11531)


This paper focuses on the modelling and optimization of a RoboCup Middle Size League (MSL) coil-gun. A mechatronic model coupling electrical, mechanical and electromagnetic models is proposed. This model is used for optimizing an indirect coil-gun used on limited size robots at the RoboCup for kicking real soccer balls. Applied to a well defined existing coil gun [6], we show that optimizing the initial position of the plunger and the length of a plunger extension leads to increase the ball speed by \(30\%\) compared to the results presented in a previous study.


Coil gun Electro magnetic launcher Mechatronics Modelling RoboCup 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université de Toulon, CNRS, IM2NP - UMR 7334La GardeFrance
  2. 2.Université de Toulon, CNRS, COSMER - EA 7398La GardeFrance
  3. 3.Université de Toulon, SeaTech, Robot Club ToulonToulonFrance

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