Junior Competitions

The Junior Soccer competition is divided in two leagues:

  • Light (12-19 years old)
  • Open (12-19 years old)

 

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The Junior Soccer competition involves the use of two autonomous robots, equipped with sensors and actuators that enable the objective of playing football. They are, however, limited in size and may not exceed 22 cm in diameter and height. An infrared pulsed signal-emitting ball is now used in the two leagues that currently exist, which differ in the types of field: whilst both fields are 122x183 cm, in league (A), the oldest, there are no sidelines or goal lines and playing against the walls is allowed, whereas in league (B), most recent, the ball can be ‘out’ and there is room for replacements. Currently, the field is green with a yellow and a blue goalpost, introducing colour as a possible orientation facility for the robots in the field.

This exciting competition, full of strategies, tactics and goals, also features the usual referee, the only human participant. Additionally, fair play between the teams prevails throughout the game.

This competition qualifies the Portuguese teams for the RoboCupJunior Soccer competition in RoboCup2018 to be held in Montreal, Canada.

Elements of the competitionDimensionsCharacteristicsPhoto
Place of Soccer Field event 183cm x 122cm Green field Five neutral points Blue Beacon and Yellow Beacon Campo
Game Elements Robot (x2) 22cm in diameter
22cm in height
2400g of weight (Open League) or 1100g (Light Weight League)
Self-employed
Any color except blue or yellow
Robô
Ball RoboSoccer RCJ-05 ball Infrared Radiation Ball Operation in A mode (pulsed signal) Robô
Human intervention 1 referee (can be aided by an assistant who registers the goals and / or control of the game time)
Characteristics of the test Game Time: 20 minutes (10 '+ 10') with 5 minutes interval between parties

Rules

(NEW) http://rcj.robocup.org/soccer.html

          http://rcj.robocup.org/rcj2018/soccer_2018.pdf

 

Coordinating Team

Jaime Rei (Jaime.rei.f618@ag-sg.net)

Registration

The OnStage competition:

  • 8-19 years*

 * To participate in Robocup 2018 only members oh the team aged 12 or more are eligible (according to Robocup 2018 rules).

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The OnStage competition is a dynamic and interactive competition where robots from each team are programmed to perform a choreographed dance in sync with a song. Thus, this competition provides excellent artistic performances that are evaluated by a specialist jury in both Robotics and Dance.

The contest takes place in a flat stage with a total area of 12 m² and the competing robots may not surpass its limits, delimited by tape. Robots are allowed clothes/costumes and the stage can be decorated, to give more shine to the competition!

This is the competition that attracts more public, in view of its animated features, diversity and spectacle. The creativity of young people has no limits making this competition very appealing. The Junior Dance is especially designed to primary, secondary and professional schools and is divided into two age groups: 8-14 and 15-19 years old. However, teams from other educational institutions, research units, companies, electronic clubs or people on an individual basis may also register.

This competition follows the official rules of the RoboCup. The robots are programmed to move in sync with a song for 1-2 minutes. The stage has a dimension of 24 square meters. The team members can do choreography with robots, interacting with them.

This competition qualifies the Portuguese teams for the RoboCupJunior onStage in RoboCup2018 to be held in Montreal, Canada.

Rules

(NOVO)  http://rcj.robocup.org/dance.html

             http://rcj.robocup.org/rcj2018/onstage_2018.pdf

 

Coordinating Team

Registration

The RoboCupJunior Rescue is subdivided in three types of competitions explained below:

  • Line (12-19 years old)
  • Maze (12-19 years old)
  • CoSpace (12-19 years old)

Rescue Line

 

 

The land is simply too dangerous for humans to reach the victim! Your team has been given the most difficult tasks. It must be able to carry out the rescue mission in fully autonomous mode with no human assistance. The robot must be strong and smart enough to navigate through a treacherous terrain with hills, uneven lands and rubbles without getting stuck. When the robot finally finds the victim, it has to gently and carefully transport the victim to the safe evacuation point where humans can take over.

Time and technical skills are essential! Come and prepare to be the most successful Rescue Response Team.

This competition qualifies the Portuguese teams for the RoboCupJunior Rescue - Line competition in RoboCup2018 to be held in Montreal, Canada.

Rules

(NOVO)     http://rcj.robocup.org/rescue.html

                 http://rcj.robocup.org/rcj2018/rescue_line_2018.pdf

 The order of the rounds will be randomly decided in a meeting with the teams's capitains.

Coordinating Team

Bárbara Correia (anabarbarabcorreia@gmail.com)

Rescue Maze

 


The land is simply too dangerous for humans to reach the victim! Your team has been given the most difficult tasks. It must be able to carry out the rescue mission in fully autonomous mode with no human assistance. The robot must be strong and smart enough to navigate through a treacherous terrain with hills, uneven lands and rubble without getting stuck. The robot needs to seek out the victims, dispense rescue kit, and signal the position to the rescuers so the humans can take over. Time and technical skills are essential!

Come and prepare to be the most successful Rescue Response Team.

This competition qualifies the Portuguese teams for the RoboCupJunior Rescue - Maze competition in RoboCup2018 to be held in Montreal, Canada.

Rules

(NOVO)   http://rcj.robocup.org/rescue.html

              http://rcj.robocup.org/rcj2018/rescue_maze_2018.pdf

 

Coordinating Team

Carlos Amorim (carlosamorim@espe.pt)

CoSpace

 

 

In CoSpace Rescue, teams have to develop and program appropriate strategies for both real and virtual autonomous robots to navigate through the real and virtual worlds to collect objects while competing with another team’s robot that is searching and collecting objects in the same real and virtual worlds.

The CoSpace Rescue Simulator is the only official platform for the sub-league. It can be downloaded at http://www.cospacerobot.org. This simulator allows programs to be developed using a graphical programming interface or C language. Please refer to CoSpace Rescue Simulator help or CoSpaceRobot.org for details. You can also contact support@cospacerobot.org for assistance.

This competition qualifies the Portuguese teams for the RoboCupJunior Rescue - CoSpace competition in RoboCup2018 to be held in Montreal, Canada.

Rules

(NOVO)  http://rcj.robocup.org/rescue.html           

             http://rcj.robocup.org/rcj2018/rescue_sim_2018.pdf

 

Coordinating Team

Rui Vila-Chã Baptista (ruivcbaptista@hotmail.com)

Registration

 

 

FreeBots Junior is a competition challenging students of elementary, middle and vocational schools to present the robots they developed (with innovative features), in the form of a technical presentation and public demonstrations. The scope of the demos encompasses physical robots (one or more), mobile or not, land, aquatic or aerial. The acceptance of teams/demos may be limited due to the availability of technical conditions at the site.

Each demo will be evaluated by a jury of individuals with a strong background on robotics with respect to their: technical-scientific quality; creativity; capability to present the solution to the public; and quality and success of the demo. The top team will be declared the winner of the competition.

Rules

http://rm.isr.ist.utl.pt/projects/freebots

Coordinating Team

Registration

The RobôOeste Challenge is further subdivided into 2 categories:

  • 8-14 years old
  • 15-19 years old

 

 

This challenge is intended for those who are starting out in the field of programming and robotics.

Pre-programmed robots are not allowed (Pololu 3pi, or similar).

For this competitions teams are allowed to use 2018 RobôOeste's kit or a previous RobôOeste kit.  Teams willl have the same courses and the same rules, altough there will be a different classification for each.

Rules

The robot has to walk a circuit, marked by a white line on a black background, in the shortest possible time, within the maximum limit of 5 minutes.

The team leader places the robot at the starting point and switches it on. During the test only the team leader can touch the robot. Whenever the robot loses the line and leaves the lane it must re-enter in the same place.

The referees will coordinate and supervise the test performed by the robot of each team. The competition consists of three rounds in different circuits.

Penalties
  • Exits the lane and does not restart for 5 seconds = + 3 seconds each time you leave the track
  • Does not stop at the end of the track = + 5 seconds

The robot that wins the challenge is the robot that completes the test in less time, after the sum of the three tests that take place in different circuits.

If the team called does not appear within 5 minutes after the moment of the call, it won’t compete in that competition/task, being given a penalty of +10 minutes.

Note: Any situation not covered by these rules will be evaluated and decided by the referees and by the responsible trainer without the right to appeal.

There will be a pratice track for teams to try their robots. Teams can not pratice on the competition tracks.

Coordinating Team

  • Fátima Mira – Agrupamento Escolas São Gonçalo (mfatimamira@gmail.com)
  • Cidália Marçal – Agrupamento Escolas São Gonçalo

Registration