RoboCupJunior Austrian Open 2024

Hosts

Registration for the RoboCupJunior Austrian Open 2024 is now open. The discounted Early Bird registration is possible until 17.4.2024. Regular registration closes on 30.4.2024. https://anmeldung.robocupjunior.at/

In 2024 the RoboCupJunior Austrian Open will come back to Graz. The 16. RobocupJunior Austrian Open will include the following disciplines: Soccer, onStage, and Rescue (Line and Maze) and will take place in Hall A of Messe Graz. The planning is based on the actual Covid-19 situation and will be adapted if the infection situation changes.

If the number of participants is low, some competitions may be held together or canceled (e.g. Rescue Line Primary and Secondary together). The ranking still takes place in the individual disciplines (e.g. the best three primary teams).

As in previous years the tournament will be used for the qualification for international events. For 2024 the 5th European RoboCupJunior Open in Germany  and the RoboCup 2024 in the Netherlands (https://2024.robocup.org/) are planned.

Following the international trend, we will offer simplified Entry Leagues for Rescue and Soccer for youths up to 14 years of age at the RoboCupJunior Austrian Open 2024.

Rules

The rules for the disciplines have already been (practically) finalized and can be found as usual for Rescue, OnStage, Soccer. Even if the documents are still officially in process, there may be minor changes!

Disciplines

In contrast to the international RoboCup, where a minimum age of 14 years applies, we want to continue to offer younger teams the opportunity to participate in RoboCupJunior. That is why there are two categories in all Austrian competitions for onStage: Primary for all from 10-14 years and Secondary for all from 14-19 years and for Soccer and Rescue new Entry Leagues for all from 10-14 years. The competitions will be judged separately, but only the best teams of the Secondary competitions can qualify for the international RoboCup. For the RoboCupJunior European Open there is the possibility for all from 10-14 years to qualify in the Entry Leagues.

The following categories will be offered in 2024:

  • OnStage Primary (10-14 years)
  • OnStage Secondary (up to years)
  • Rescue Line Entry (10-14 years)
  • Rescue Line (up to 19 years)
  • Rescue Maze Entry (10-14 years)
  • Rescue Maze (up to 19 years)
  • Rescue Simulation (tentative)
  • Soccer Entry Standard Kit League 1:1 (10-14 years)
  • Soccer Entry Lightweight League 1:1 (10-14 years)
  • Soccer Lightweight League 2:2 (up to 19 years)
  • Soccer Open League 2:2 (up to 19 years)

Schedule

The RoboCupJunior Austrian Open 2023 will take place on May 9 and 10 2024.

08. May 2024 18:00-20:00 Pre Check-In
09. May 2024 08:00-10:30 Registration
09. May 2024 09:30: Mentoren Meeting
09. May 2024 10:30  Opening Ceremony
09. May 2024  11:00  Start Competitions
10. May 2024 08:00-15:00 Uhr Competitions
10. May 2024 15:00  Award Ceremony

Registration fees

Due to the unpredictability of the current situation, there are no cancellation fees and the participation fees will be fully refunded in case of cancellation by the authorities or the organizer.

Early Bird registration till April 17, 2024!

38 Euro / team (one supervisor is included)
33 Euro / team member
33 Euro for a second supervisor

Regular registration after April 17, 2024!

53 Euro / team (one supervisor is included here)
41 Euro / team member
41 Euro for a second supervisor

Venue

Hall A, Messe Graz, Conrad-von-Hötzendorf-Straße, 8010 Graz