July 2-8th, 2007
Georgia Institute of Technology
What is RoboCup Junior?
A project-oriented educational initiative
that sponsors local, regional, and
international robotic events for young
students up through age 19.
The focus is on education.
It provides an exciting introduction to the
field of robotics.
It began in 1998 as a demonstration with
the RoboCup in Paris.
The first RoboCup Junior Tournament was
held in Melbourne, Australia in 2000.
There were 25 teams from 3 countries
In 2006, there were 240 teams selected
from 22 countries held in Bremen,
RoboCup Junior is a new way to develop
technical abilities through hands-on
experiences with electronics, hardware
and software, and highly motivating
opportunity to learn about teamwork while
sharing technology with friends.
Why RoboCup Junior Stands Apart
It is focused more on education than on
The challenges remain the same from
year to year to provide a scaffolding
The challenges – soccer, rescue, and
dance- are familiar; spectators can watch
and understand without needing
explanation of complicated rules.
Standing Apart Continued
It delves more deeply into computer
science and programming do to its
emphasis on autonomous robots.
It sits at the entry level of the international
RoboCup initiative, which is strongly
committed to education and involvement
of young people in technology.
RoboCup Junior offers several challenges:
Soccer: 2 on 2 teams of robots play games
with an electronic ball in an enclosed field
Rescue : Robots race to identify victims lost in
re-created disaster scenarios.
Dance: One or more robots wear costumes
and move creatively to music.
For the soccer challenge,
you must use an electronic
soccer ball which emits
infra-red light and
greyscale mat which
covers the floor of the
2-on-2 teams of
autonomous mobile robots
play in a highly dynamic
environment, tracking a
special light-emitting ball in
an enclosed, landmarked
victims within a re-
The scenarios vary in
complexity from line-
following on a flat
through obstacles on
One or more robots
come together with
music, dressed in
moving in creative
Points are added for
creativity and if the
human partner is
dressed in costume
and dancing with the
How to get involved:
Find Mrs. Wilson (room 802) or Ms. Fox
(room 107) to get more details and put your
We would like a couple teams to compete this
year from CEC.
Decide what type of robot your team wants to
build (Dance, Soccer or Rescue).
Have fun building your robot.
Visit the RoboCup Junior website for more
details on how to form teams, specific rules for
each challenge, and event information.
RoboCup 2007 Website
February 10th (10:00am - 4:30pm) at Georgia
Tech an informational workshop