2-on-2 teams of autonomous mobile robots play
in a highly dynamic environment,
tracking a special light-emitting ball
in an enclosed, landmarked field
Since RoboCupJunior embraces teamwork and collaboration among team members, a team should have more than one member to form a RoboCupJunior team to participate in the International event.
A team member(s) and/or robot(s) cannot be shared between teams.
Maximum team size is 5 members for ALL Junior leagues for RoboCupJunior Nagoya, 2017.
Minimum age is 11 RoboCupJunior Nagoya, 2017. This means: all members of a primary team have to be between 11 to 14 year old; members of a secondary team has to be between 15 to 19 year old. If a team has mixed ages (i.e. both primary and secondary aged members), they will be allowed to compete in Secondary. Age as on 1st July in the year of the competition.
The plan is to bring the minimum age to the international events to 14 year-old by 2019.
2017 (Japan) - 11 year-old
2018 (TBA) - TBA
2019 (Australia) - 14 year-old
This rule applies to the international events ONLY.
Every team member need to carry out a technical role for the team (robot design and construction, sensors and actuators, programming, etc.), this should be identified at the registration. The actual categories will be announced before the registration opens. In addition, each member is expected to explain his/her technical role and should be able to answer any questions at the technical judging.
Robots are not allowed to use any kind of communication during game play unless the communication between two robots is via bluetooth class 2 or class 3 (range shorter than 20 meters) or via ZigBee. Teams are responsible for their communication. The availability of frequencies cannot be guaranteed.
- ***NEW***Soccer draft rules (2017)
- soccer SuperTeam rules (2010)
soccer rules (2010)
- Information about the RCJ Soccer Ball (RCJ-05) is available
The demo presentation slide titled "Building cheap sensors for the new pulsed RCJ soccer ball" is available HERE.
- soccer rules (2009), printer-friendly version
soccer open platform league (2009), printer-friendly version
soccer generic inspection rules (2009), printer-friendly version
- soccer rules (2008), printer-friendly version
- RCJ soccer field building plans (2000-2008)
- the RCJ electronic soccer ball (RCJ-05), used in events, which emits infra-red light can be purchased from following websites:
- the RCJ greyscale mat, which was used at events between 2000-2008 to cover the floor of the soccer field, can be purchased from Acroname easier robotics, Inc.--click here for information.