Portuguese Team is a RoboCup Standard Platform League (SPL) team composed by members of the three Portuguese teams that achieved best results in RoboCup European and World championships: FC Portugal, CAMBADA and 5DPO.
FC Portugal is a joint project of the Universities of Porto and Aveiro from Portugal. The team has been participating in several RoboCup competitions since 2000, including: Simulation 2D, Simulation 3D (humanoid simulation), Coach Competition, Rescue Simulation, Rescue Infrastructure and Physical Visualization/Mixed Reality.
The team's research is mainly focused on creating new coordination methodologies such as tactics, formations, dynamic role exchange, strategic positioning and coaching. The research-oriented development of FC Portugal has been pushing it to be one of the most competitive over the years (Simulation 2D World champion in 2000 and European champion in 2000 and 2001, Coach Champion in 2002, 2nd place in 2003 and 2004, Rescue Simulation European champion 2006, Simulation 3D European champions in 2006 and 2007 and World Champions in RoboCup 2006).