RoboCup Junior is, as a worldwide project-oriented educational initiative, part of RoboCup and promotes regional, national and international robotics events for school students. Through hands-on involvement, knowledge about robotics and other relevant fields such as mathematics or physics is acquired and a desire for science and technology is awakened.
The clear primary goal of the international RoboCup Junior initiative is to take away young people’s awe of science and technology, to whet young people’s appetites for an apprenticeship or a profession in this field, and to provide exciting and contemporary lessons.
At the annual RoboCup World Championship, students face international competition and have the opportunity to present themselves and their work internationally and to establish contacts with other cultures and countries.
The tournaments take place in two age groups and three disciplines. The tasks set in RoboCup Junior are Soccer, Rescue or onStage. The age divisions range from 10 to 14 years old (“Primary”) and from 15 to 19 years old (“Secondary”).
Teams can qualify for the World Championship at national tournaments, in Austria at the RoboCupJunior Austrian Open.