Students from Tongji University in Shanghai won the 2023 RoboCup China for the 10th consecutive year during the recent World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) 2023.
A group of faculty members, students and engineering majors from the Tonji delegation named TJArk defeated opponents by a landside during the robotic soccer final at the 2023 RoboCup China.
RoboCup is one of the world’s largest and most influential competitions on robotic technologies. It has been held for three decades since its inception in 1992 thanks to a proposal by professor Alan Mackworth with University of British Columbia.
Participants are organized into teams to control robot players to play soccer on an indoor pitch and score goals.
The aim of the competition is to enhance awareness of robotics and AI research by organizing a challenge that appeals to members of the public.
The Tongji TJArk team consists of students studying electronics and information engineering. They have dominated the RoboCup China challenge for 10 years in a row, and finished second runners-up in the 2019 global edition of RoboCup — the best place ever clinched by a Chinese delegation.