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CMDragons 2015: Coordinated Offense and Defense of the SSL Champions

  • Juan Pablo Mendoza
  • Joydeep Biswas
  • Danny Zhu
  • Richard Wang
  • Philip Cooksey
  • Steven Klee
  • Manuela Veloso
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9513)

Abstract

The CMDragons Small Size League (SSL) team won all of its 6 games at RoboCup 2015, scoring a total of 48 goals and conceding 0. This paper presents the core coordination algorithms in offense and defense that enabled such successful performance. We first describe the coordinated plays layer that distributes the team’s robots into offensive and defensive subteams. We then describe the offense and defense coordination algorithms to control these subteams. Effective coordination enables our robots to attain a remarkable level of team-oriented gameplay, persistent offense, and reliability during regular gameplay, shifting our strategy away from stopped ball plays. We support these statements and the effectiveness of our algorithms with statistics from our performance at RoboCup 2015.

Keywords

Applicability Condition Team Coordination Passing Location Coordination Algorithm Defense Area 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Pablo Mendoza
    • 1
  • Joydeep Biswas
    • 1
  • Danny Zhu
    • 1
  • Richard Wang
    • 1
  • Philip Cooksey
    • 1
  • Steven Klee
    • 1
  • Manuela Veloso
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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