Institut für Informatik,
A RoboCup F2000 Simulator
Simsrv is a 2D simulator for the RoboCup F-2000 (mid-sized) league, but could also be used to simulate other
environments, such as an office area. The server is based on a TCP/IP architecture which allows clients
programmed in any language to be simulated. Currently, we provide a client package with a GUI in C++/QT.
The simulator is developed as a joint open source project by the universities of Freiburg
(Alexander Kleiner) and
Stuttgart (Thorsten Buchheim).
The simulator achieves a maximum degree of modularity by a plugin based architecture and allows teams to
share software modules for different sensors, motion models or even complete behaviours.
Robots are specified by configuration files, describing their geometry, properties of sensors and
manipulators. Have a look to a configuration file for a COPS or
The simulated environment is also described by a configuration file. Have a look to the
the soccer field from the GermanOpen in Paderborn 2002.
The idea behind the project is to make it feasible to share software among diverse robots in the F2000 league.
Therefore, we like to encourage other teams to contribute to the project
by programming plugins for their own arichtecture but also by programming algorithms for localization,
planning and learning based on the abstract interface of the plugins.
Alexander Kleiner, 02.02.2003