Combining computer science, electrical and mechanical engineering results an interdisciplinary Field called Robotic engineering, which is concerned with design, control, vision and intelligence in robotic manufacturing.

Basically, each robot is consisting of three major parts:
1. Mechanics: the physical body and overall structure of robot, including chassis, motors, wheels, arms etc. combined together, serving the purpose of doing physical tasks and interacting with the environment.

2. Electronics: the electronic and electrical systems, where electrical circuits, micro controllers, power supply units, ambient sensors and gyroscopes are employed to let the software control the motion and the behavior of the robot.

3. Software and artificial intelligence: engineers use multiple AI concepts such as machine learning, computer vision, computational intelligence etc. in order to navigate and control the robot, through the challenges at hand.

Some of the applications of robotics include:
  • serve as workers in manufacturing lines of factories
  • Diagnosis, treatment and surgery in medical practice
  • Agriculture production
  • NanoRobotics
  • Domestic robots
  • Drones for a wide range of applications (e.g delivery, surveillance)
  • Emergency in occurrence of natural disasters (e.g earthquake, flood, fire) with minimum ETA
Working as robotic scientists, we are developing state-of-the-art technologies, creating autonomous systems and next-gen artificial intelligence. The project of building soccer player robots, capable of playing against human WorldCup champion and wining them, might sound like and ambitious dream, but associating a challenging, internationally organized competition with it, has pushed the dream to become reality, more than ever before. RoboCup, is and annual international robotics competition, which has been highly recognized by robotics community, such as top universities and research institutions. In RoboCup, the contestants face extensive, long-term challenges of building intelligent robots, comparable to humans in mobility, planing and perception capabilities.

As a result, a great number of technological breakthroughs have been achieved by enthusiastic college students and scientists, also leading to and extension in robotics market and industry. The ultimate goal of RoboCup, as stated by the official website is:

“ By the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official rules of FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup

The first official RoboCup games and conference was held in 1997 with great success. Over 40 teams participated (real and simulation combined), and over 5,000 spectators attended. After that, many developed countries, including U.S, Sweden, France, Brazil etc. have hosted the competitions. RoboCup, stands for “Robot Soccer World Cup”, but it is no more limited to soccer. The other leagues are rescue, industrial and junior.

In soccer league, the five sub-leagues are as follows:
  • Standard Platform (Nao)
  • Small Size
  • Middle Size
  • Humanoid
  • Simulation

Small Size Soccer League (SSL):
A Small Size robot soccer game takes place between two teams of eight (six in division B) robots each. By 2019 or 2020, 11 vs. 11 robots will play against each other. Each robot must conform to the dimensions as specified in the SSL rules: the robot must fit within an 180 mm diameter circle and must be no higher than 15 cm. The robots play soccer with an orange golf ball on a green carpeted field that is about 12 m long by 9 m wide.

All objects on the field are tracked by a standardized vision system that processes the data provided by multiple cameras that are attached to a camera bar located about 4 m above the playing surface. Off-field computers are used to communicate referee commands and position information to the robots. Typically, these computers also perform most, if not all, of the processing required for coordination and control of the robots. Communications is wireless and typically uses dedicated commercial FM transmitter/receiver units.

Parsian Robotics Lab Achievements:

  • RoboCup SSl, 4th Place, 2017
  • Iran Open SSl, 3rd Place, 2017
  • Iran Open SSL Technical Challenge, first place, 2017
  • Iran Open Rescue, third place, 2017

  • Iran Open Rescue, first place and granted admission to Germany international competition, 2016
  • Iran Open, Free-Weight Soccer, first place, 2016
  • ran Open, Light-Weight Soccer, first place, 2016

  • International Fira, MiroSot, first place
  • Sharif Cup, second place, 2015
  • Iran Open, Rescue League B, third place, 2015