Kicking Testbed to Improve Kicks for Humanoid Soccer Robots in SPL

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Kick motions are one of the major tasks in the humanoid soccer game. During the kicking process the most important thing is which part of the foot touches the ball in order to predict the ball’s direction. We present a mechanism which can simulate kicks. For this purpose we built a kicking device as testbed. By using this machine we create a lookup table which records the kicking results and the relative position of the foot and the ball. We hope this data can improve the robot’s skills such as in the case of dynamic kicks, perform a curved ball kick and predict the ball’s direction.

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All credit goes to: MING-LAN CHANG and N. Michael Mayer from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Advanced Institute of Manufacturing with High-tech Innovations (AIM-HI), National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan