RoboCup 2016

Propositions RoboCup 2016.doc
Propositions RoboCup 2016.odt
Propositions RoboCup 2016.pdf


Ministry of Education, Science, Research

and Sport of The Slovak Republic

Town Liptovský Mikuláš

Secondary School of Polytechnics Liptovský Mikuláš

Slovak Society of Electronics








in building and programming robots

for primary and secondary schools

RoboCup Junior 2016




Liptovský Mikuláš

April 13 th  – 15 th  2016

E V E N T   I N F O R M A T I O N

21th  annual contest in building and programming robots

for primary and secondary schools


Contest goals: development of free-time activities, creativity, knowledge, and skills of young generation in the area of construction and programming of automation and cybernetics systems and control of technological processes.



Contest organizer:              Ministry of Education of The Slovak Republic
Slovak Society of Electronics

                                                Town Liptovský Mikuláš, Robotika SK

Contest director:                 Miro Kohút,  (0905/ 521 989)

Local organizer:                  Secondary School of Polytechnics

Demänovská 669,  03101  Liptovský Mikuláš

Organizing committee:      Mgr. P.Cehelský, Ing. R.Gaži, M. Mézeš, RNDr. J.Mintál, L.Krošlák, M. Šuppa,  J. Pospíchal


Head of Jury:                        Mgr. Pavel Petrovič, PhD. (0915/ 772 685)

Date:                                      April 13 th  – 15 th  2016

Venue:                                   Secondary School of Polytechnics Liptovský Mikuláš

Contest categories:     Construction

                           1. Building robot from a robotic set (participants bring

    their own) to solve a specific task

2. Robotic hand Merkur

RoboCup Junior:

1. Soccer - LightWeight League /  Open League

2. Rescue – Rescue Line / Rescue Maze / CoSpace

3. Robot Dance

 Participants in all categories can come either from the primary or secondary schools, they will be evaluated separately. The same age limits as in the international competition have to be respected. 

 In the category Construction, the teams will build, program, and debug/test their robot using their own robot construction set (its type is not limited) so that the robot will satisfy the requirements of the task specified after the contest will start.

The scoring will be announced at the start of the contest and the Jury will take into account the differences of the construction sets used, if needed.

The RoboCup Junior categories will be evaluated in two separate age categories:  

·        Primary: teams in which all the members have up to 14 years (including; decisive date of birth is June 30th, team with a member born before July 1st 2002 is considered as seconday) 

·        Secondary: teams in which all the members have between 14 to 19 years (including; the same decisive date is applied). Note that including a team member older than 19 years is a violation of the international rules.

Competiton will be run according to international rules (  with some restrictions/adjustments. The only change is in the duration of robotic Soccer games. These will last 2 x 5 minutes.  

Winning teams from Slovakia in the RoboCup categories advance

to the 19th RocoCup World Championship held in Leipzig

 Germany, June 30th – July 4st 2016 or 



Preliminary tourament schedule:


Wednesday, April 13th 2016

                                       by 12:00 - arrival, on-site registration, accommodation

12:00 - lunch

13:00 - opening ceremony - humanoid robot NAO

    Aldebaran Robotics (

          13.30 - Construction, Robotics hand Merkur

18.30 - dinner

                                      19:00 - Construction: robotic runs

                                      19.30 - social or robotic program


Thursday, April 14th 2016     7:00 - breakfast

  8:00 - Soccer, Rescue A

10:00 - Rescue B

13:00 - lunch

14:00         - Dance, Rescue, Soccer

18:00 - dinner

20.00 - final matches and presentations


Friday 15. 4. 2016         7:00 - breakfast

  8:00 - award ceremony

10:00 - departure

The time schedule is subject to change and any changes will be announced in advance.


Registration link is provided at the contest organizer website

The registration fee for all categories is 0,- €.

The fee for food and accommodation is 39 €  per person, payable by bank transfer to the account in UniCredit Bank, account number: 6601031002 /1111, include the school ZIP code in the payment details. IBAN: SK44 1111 0000 0066 0103 1002,  SWIFT (BIC):UNCRSKBX.


Other important information:

Every participant (or their parents) have to agree with publishing photographic materials, construction details of their models, and programs used in their robots in order to allow other teams to continue and thus foster development of even better designs, programs, sensors, and technologies.

Every team should bring their own robotic constrction set for the category construction or their own robot for the RoboCup categories.

The number of teams per school is not limited. The number of members in team is not limited. A team may participate in multiple categories, however, they should have enough man-power not to make trouble in the time schedule.

Contest will be held at Secondary School of Polytechnics in Liptovský

Mikuláš. There will be food starting lunch April 13th ending breakfast April 15th.

Accommodation for participants will be provided at the same school in student dormitory arranged as a hostel. 

The organizing committee has the right to make modifications in the time schedule as needed. The local organizers will provide the accommodation, and meals in the school canteen, the venue, and the contest arenas for the registered participants. Registration is open until midnight on April 10, 2016.

The fee includes accommodation and food. The travel expenses have to be covered by the participanting teams themselves.

Shall any material loss be caused by improper behavior of the participants, they will have to be refunded. The organizer does not take the responsibility for the personal items and equipment of the participants.