NAISTNara Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
NAISTNational Australian Institute of Science and Technology (est. 1992)
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Currently, most robots, except NAIST (Nakamura et al.
For the real-robot league at RoboCup-97, about 10 teams throughout the world participated in the competition: 4 teams (CMUNITED [Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)], MICROB [Paris-VI, France], ROGI-II [University of Girona, Spain], and NAIST [Nara Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan]) in the small-size robot league, 5 teams (DREAMTEAM [Information Sciences Institute-University of Southern California (USC-ISI)], TRACKIES [Osaka University, Japan], ULLANTA [Ullanta Performance Robotics, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia], and UTTORI UNITED [a joint team of Riken, Toyo University, and Utsunomiya University, Japan]) in the middle-size league, and 2 teams (RMIT [Australia] and Colorado School of Mines) in the expert-robot league.
For RoboCup-97, three teams (CMUNITED, ROGI-II, MICROB) used global vision and differential drive (robot moved by two wheels, and robot's direction changed by difference in rotation speed of two wheels), and NAIST used an on-board camera, two driving wheels, and one steering wheel.
Actually, three of the four RoboCup-97 teams adopted the global vision system, and only one team, NAIST, adopted an on-board vision system for each of its two robots.
NAIST strives to promote basic research in advanced science and technology and to educate individuals to pursue R&D in multiple areas of science, www.
Opponent Score NAIST, Japan 5-0 Paris 6, France 3-1 Girona, Spain 2-0 NAIST, Japan (finals) 3-0