Friendly match Mirosot Czech Republic - Slovakia 20:0 (0:8)
The first international meeting between Slovakia and Czech Republic in robotic
football finished with a strong victory of the current European champions.
The teams competed in the category MIROSOT 5:5, and the kickoff was set to 19:30.
In the presence of the former minister of education, Mr. Ladislav Kovac,
the director of the Centre for Theoretical Studies at Charles University, Ivan Havel,
the leader of the Slovak Association for Artificial Intelligence, Vladimir Kvasnicka,
the director of the Institute of Informatics of Czech Academy of Sciences, Jiri Wiederman,
and other participants of the conference Cognition and Artificial Life 2006, which
was taking place in the Trest castle, the match was open by the nestor of the Slovak
AI, Jozef Kelemen.
After the amusing dance demonstration (see video below) of the Slovak team, the
match was developping in favour of the champions right from the beginning.
The leading team overnumbered the opponent in speed (ca. 3 ms-1 vs. 1 ms-1),
lower centre of gravity (2 cm vs. 3.5 cm), sensor-polling frequency (3 ms vs. 15 ms),
and camera frame-rate (13 fps vs. 25 fps).
The Czech team asset was the utilization of the HSV color model against the RGB of the Slovaks,
from which they benefited in the moment of failure of one of the illuminating lights.
However, this technical problem was soon solved with the efforts of technicians of
both teams, who almost burned their fingers, and thus the score after the first half
was already as high as 8:0. The Czech judge did not loose its good temper, and
called the match to be a "friendly" one, and the final score is not important.
The second half did not bring any changes. The reactive multi-agent solution of
the Slovak team relied on agents without the elements of the traditional artificial intelligence,
and it gave no chance to the Czech deliberative solution based on simulator that predicted
the outcome of the possible actions and always decided to take the action, which
was determined to be the most promising one. Their ability to learn the oponent stategy
built-in to the Czech solution failed to improve the team performance too. Their offensive
strategy was lacking the efficient endings and thus the team did not score until after
match, when the match was continued until the battery-discharge.
Even though the manual assistance of the audience in trying to hit the goal of the Slovak side at the end
of the match did not move the score, the spectators preserved a friendly atmosphere and thus
nobody needed to call the police to cool-down the excited fans.
Slovakia: team Tuke Robotics, Marek Sukop and Jozef Svetlík, Katedra výrobnej techniky
a robotiky, Strojnícka fakulta Technickej univerzity v Košiciach
Czech Republic: team G-Bots, Košnar Karel, Jan Chudoba a Tomáš Krajník, Gerstner Laboratory,
Katedra kybernetiky, České vysoké učení technické, Praha