G. Kaminka, P. Lima, Raúl Rojas (eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin
RoboCup 2002, the 6th Robot World Cup Soccer and Rescue Competitions and Conference, took place during June 19–25, 2002, at the Fukuoka Dome (main venue) in Fukuoka, Japan. It was, by far, the RoboCup event with the largest number of registered participants (1004 persons, distributed in 188 teams from 29 countries) and visitors (around 120,000 persons). As was done in its previous editions since 1997, the event included several robotic competitions and an international symposium.
This book is the sixth official archival publication devoted to RoboCup. It documents the achievements presented at the 6th Robot World Cup Soccer and Rescue Competition and Conference held in Fukuoka. The 17 revised full papers and 21 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 76 submissions. Also included in the book are an introductory survey and league reports summarizing the results of the various leagues running competition. The book is mandatory reading for the rapidly growing RoboCup community as well as a valuable source of reference and inspiration for R&D professionals interested in multi-agent systems, distributed artificial intelligence, and intelligent robotics.