RoboCup Jnr Workshop/Challenge
Southern Cross University will be holding the next RoboCup Junior Workshop on 31 May 2019.
We have expanded the workshop to focus on 3 events ~ Sumo, Maze and Dance.
Open to ALL Robotic Platforms, including EV3.
Students just need to bring their ROBOTS, lunch, snacks and drinks.
To register please download the 2019 School Registration Form
For further details, please contact:
Jim McInerney - M 0404090371
Diana Sims 6626 9714
2019 FLYER RoboCup Challenge 31 May
What is RoboCup Junior?
RoboCup Junior is a project-oriented educational initiative that sponsors local, regional and international robotic events for young students. It is designed to introduce RoboCup to primary and secondary school children with the focus on education. RoboCup is an international effort whose purpose is to foster Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics research by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined. As well, the initiative serves as a basis for project-oriented education. The ultimate goal of RoboCup is that by the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall play (and win!) a soccer game against the (human) world champions.
RoboCup Junior Australia
RoboCup Junior Australia and the RoboCup Junior Educational Competition were introduced to the world in Melbourne in 2000. The timing was perfect and it was tagged "The educational game of the new millennium". Since then RoboCup Junior Australia has experienced exponential growth where well established committees host major competitions in every state. RoboCup Junior is now played in 30 countries around the world and is now a regular feature of the annual university run RoboCup World Finals, where it is the largest league. Created in a true cooperative spirit, the RoboCup Junior Educational Competition encompasses not only engineering and IT skills, but extends right across a school curriculum. RoboCup Junior also addresses social development by encouraging sportsmanship, sharing, teamwork, understanding of differences between individuals and nations, cooperation and organisational skills. RoboCup Junior is able extend from the classroom with a comprehensive, relevant curriculum to regional, state, national and international competitions.
Mission Statement & Objectives
RoboCup Junior Australia aspires to be a popular educational activity of excellence. During the 20th century, science and technology have made exponential strides into the bettering of people's lives, but at the same time left many problems to solve. In the 21st century, it is essential that our cultures evolve in order to cater for new technologies. This is not a problem to be solved by one country or just a few engineers. All concerned people throughout the world must work on its on-going solution. By taking a fresh look at robots as an educational and entertaining medium, it is hoped that RoboCup Junior Australia will contribute to the development of 21st century society.