About RoboCup Singapore Open 2011
RoboCup Singapore Open is an annual robotic competition organized by RoboCup Singapore National Committee to promote interest and exchanges of idea in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and related technologies in Singapore; keeping in line with the international research and education initiative, RoboCup.
RoboCup Singapore Open is organized with the aim to promote interests in robotics and its related technology to the public in general; and to students, researchers in particular. It aims to serve as a platform for participants to exchange ideas, share knowhow, compare strategies and gauge their performance in competition. In addition, RoboCup Singapore Open also serves as a selection panel for selecting teams that will represent Singapore in various competition league and categories of the annual international RoboCup competition. RoboCup Singapore Open also hopes to attract the participation of teams from overseas for mutual exchange of ideas, experience and international friendship.
The Robot World Cup Initiative is an attempt to foster AI and intelligent robotic research by providing a standard problem, playing soccer, where wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined.
Multi-agent systems represent a growing area of research in the AI community, but mostly due to the variety of applications in which multi-agent systems have been used, contacts and exchanges between groups of researchers working in this domain have not been so frequent. The RoboCup offers the possibility to confront and exchange ideas in a common domain and encourages researchers to establish and keeping contacts with each other.
The RoboCup Federation proposed the ultimate goal of the RoboCup Initiative to be stated as follows:
“By 2050, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win a soccer game, complying with the official FIFA rules, against the winner of the most recent World Cup of Human Soccer.”
Official website of RoboCup: http://www.robocup.org
RoboCup chose to use soccer as a central topic of research, aiming at innovations to be applied for socially significant problems and industries. The ultimate goal of the RoboCup project is By 2050, develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the human world champion team in soccer.
One major application of RoboCup technologies is search and rescue in large scale disaster situations. RoboCup initiated RoboCupRescue project to specifically promote research in socially significant issues. RoboCupRescue includes real robot and simulation leagues.
RoboCup@Home focuses on real-world applications and human-machine interaction with autonomous robots. The aim is to foster the development of useful robotic applications that can assist humans in everyday life
RoboCupJunior is a robotics event for primary and secondary school students that provides consistent challenges from year to year and emphasizes sharing ideas in a friendly learning environment.
Important information about the registration process, fees, periods, and cancellation policy.
PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY!
1. RoboCupJunior Leagues Registration
RoboCupJunior is targeted for primary and secondary school students. There is no fixed minimum age, but primary students are expected to be able to read (and hence write programs for their robots) on their own, without significant help from adult mentors.
- Students over age 19 are not allowed on RoboCupJunior teams.
- Primary age group: Teams with all student members age 14 and below.
- Secondary age group: Teams with any student member over age 14.
- Declaration day is the 1st of July 2011.
Date: 1 Feb – 20 Mar 2011
Fee: S$100 per team* (inclusive of 7% GST)
Date: 21 Mar – 23 Mar 2011
Fee: S$200 per team* (inclusive of 7% GST)
Registration will be closed at 12 noon, 23rd March.
Important note to all participants:
- For RCJ rescue and soccer challenges, the registration fee covers 1 team registration, 1 mentor, and 4 team members. S$50 will be charged for an additional team member.
- For RCJ dance challenge, the registration fee covers 1 team registration, 1 mentor, and 8 team members. S$50 will be charged for an additional team member.
- As the RoboCup Singapore Open 2011 will serve as the national qualifier/selection for the RoboCupJunior segment of RoboCup 2011, please attach the following details along with your registration:
(1) Team track record (in past RoboCupJunior, NJRC or other robotics events)
(2) Team description, such as hardware and software used
(3) Robots’ photos (if available)
We are using a web-based registration system:
Please click HERE for registration.
When registering a team, you need to include the information for a “point of contact” for the team. Please note that the person serving as point of contact must be the team member.
Should you have further queries, pls do not hesitate to email to junior@RoboCupSingapore.org .
REGISTRATIONS ARE ONLY COMPLETE WHEN PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
2. Payment Methods
Please cross the cheque and make payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. The payment should be sent to
RoboCup Singapore Open 2011 Office
c/o Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Control Centre
500 Dover Road
On the reverse of the cheque, please indicate
1. Event Name: RoboCup Singapore Open 2011
3. Team Name:
4. School Name:
Please refer to RoboCup Singapore Open 2011 Schedule for updates.
RoboCup Singapore Open 2011 Office
Tel: 6772 1418
Fax: 6870 8044
Co-Chair: Mr Tan Hang Cheong, Principal, Singapore Polytechnic
Co-Chair: Prof Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore
RoboCup Singapore National Committee
Chairman: Dr Zhou Changjiu, Singapore Polytechnic
General Co- Chairs
Carlos Antonio Acosta Calderon, Singapore Polytechnic
Clarence Sirisena, Science Centre Singapore
Sean Siew, Singapore Polytechnic
Co-Chair: Esperanza Maala, Science Centre Singapore
Co-Chair: Shen Jiayao, Singapore Polytechnic
Co-Chair: Mohan Rajesh Elara, Singapore Polytechnic
Tey Chin Hock Aldric, Singapore Polytechnic
Grace Goh Yue Lin, Science Centre Singapore
Aishah, Science Centre Singapore
Chair: Ng Buck Sin, Singapore Polytechnic
Kwong Ai Ling, Singapore Polytechnic
Tian Rong, Singapore Polytechnic
Low Sin Fou, Singapore Polytechnic
Yue Pik Kong, Singapore Polytechnic
Yu Guohua, Singapore Polytechnic
Han Xinyu, Singapore Polytechnic
Yang Tianwu, Singapore Polytechnic
Wang Yiyang, Singapore Polytechnic
Teo Loo Bing, Science Centre Singapore
Date: 4 – 5 April 2011
Venue: Annex Hall, Science Centre Singapore