CAMBADA (acronym of Cooperative Autonomous Mobile roBots with Advanced Distributed Architecture) is the RoboCup middle-size league soccer team of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. This project started officially in October 2003.
The team has participated in five RoboCup competitions, namely, RoboCup2004, RoboCup2006, DutchOpen2006, RoboCup2007 and RoboCup2008, and in the last five editions of the Portuguese Robotics Open: Robotica2004, Robotica2005, Robotica2006, Robotica2007 and Robotica2008. CAMBADA middle-size robotic soccer team won the 1st place in the Portuguese Robotics Open 2008 and 2007, ranked 5th in the RoboCup World Championship 2007 and won the RoboCup World Championship 2008.

CAMBADA became World Champions 2008

The CAMBADA team played a very successful tournament at the RoboCup 2008 World Championship which has been held in Suzhou - China from 14 to 20 July 2008. After having successfully played the three round robins, the CAMBADA team won the semi-final against the Germany team CoPS from the University of Stuttgart (European vice-Champions 2008), a very emotive game that ended up with a 4-3.
The final game was played against the Dutch team Tech United, from the Eindhoven University of Technology (European Champions 2008), that ended with a 7-1 for CAMBADA. In this game the team clearly improved his reliability and played one of its best matches.
The CAMBADA team won 11 of the 13 games of the tournament, with a total of 73 goals for and only 11 goals against (the best goal average of the competition).

Transverse Activity on Intelligent Robotics, IEETA
University of Aveiro, Portugal