By Hiroaki Kitano
RoboCup is a global initiative dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in synthetic intelligence and robotics. the last word, lengthy variety objective is to construct a workforce of robotic football avid gamers which could beat a human global Cup champion team.This is the 1st publication dedicated to RoboCup. It opens with an outline part providing the heritage of this younger initiative, motivation, the general views and demanding situations, and a survey of the cutting-edge within the quarter. The technical paper part offers the state-of-the-art of the interdisciplinary learn and improvement efforts in information, basically construction at the growth completed throughout the RoboCup-97 Workshop. The staff description contributions speak about technical and strategic features of the paintings of the partaking teams.